The Fake Calendar

Meky Ottawa | Short Drama
Atikamekw| Canada| 2019 | 2 min
World Premiere

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 3:45pm
Shorts Program: Indig Love Stories
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1

A neon glimpse into a personal world within an urban landscape. From FOMO to JOMO, The Fake Calendar is an artist’s expression of how people come up with interesting and creative ways to avoid social functions in favour of their own private space.

Hailing from the Atikamewk Nation in Quebec, Meky Ottawa works across a range of genres, creating video, illustration, photography and gallery installations. In 2017, she contributed to Kushapetshekan/Kosapitcikan: A Glimpse Into the Other World, an immersive installation at Montreal’s Museum of Fine Arts, and she’s exhibited in several editions of the 13 Moons: Four Nations exhibition. She has also designed album covers, created illustrations for the online magazine Working It Out Together, and made animated sequences for the award-winning music doc Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. In 2018, Meky was commissioned by the Montreal-based arts organization MU to create a mural honouring Alanis Obomsawin.