Remembering. Forgetting and remembering again. In this issue of Rungh, we have a special focus on the Archive.
"What is remembered matters", filmmaker Ali Kazimi reminds us. Professors Anne Murphy and Kamal Arora, and archivist Melanie Hardbattle respond to questions about the sex appeal of archives in our current cultural moment.
Jagdeep Singh Raina, Featured in the Artist Run Centre, creates storyboard art (our banner art for this issue) that is inspired by Gurinder Chadha's 1989 documentary "I'm British But…", which is in our Screens section (with it's own introductory comments). As Raina notes in his artist text accompanying his art work, "time is never something that is linear, but hauntingly cyclical". Have a close look at the text within some of the images, to gain a fuller understanding of the artist's work.
In their personal conversation, poets Cecily Nicholson and Jordan Abel, extend the idea of the archive to the personal level.
In keeping with the Archive theme, Rungh launches a new Archive Creation Program (with a new Sponsorship from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity) and a new Archive Creation group for the upcoming year. Look for more news on this topic later.
And, before we forget.
As Volume 5 of Rungh comes to an end, Abeer Yusuf interviews Ausma Zehanat Khan about a desi Canadian detective (the Esa Khattak series); Mackenzie Lad canvasses What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) in her conversation with Kamal Al Solaylee; and we feature an excerpt from Manjushree Thapa's new novel All of us in Our Own Lives.
Kerri Sakamoto's book Floating City is reviewed by Carolyn Nakagawa and Simranpreet Anand reflects upon Divya Mehra's performance piece DIFFICULT PEOPLE.
At Rungh, we try to remember as much as we can.