Traces is a series that documents the process and practices of Asian.Canadian creatives across various disciplines. The first season of this video project features interviews with 10 artists — choosing to record their craft, influences, and thought processes rather than focusing on their identity and racial inheritance. Our goal with Traces is to offer a starting point to a dynamic archival record of Asian artists working in Toronto; exploring these artists’ influences, inheritances, and references.

Traces Season Two will be a TACLA-led project, and will be released in mid-2022.

Traces Season One was one of Project 40‘s 2019 Col.lab Incubator projects and was partially funded by the Ontario Arts Council.
Project Manager: Abby Ho
Videographer: Joseph Chung
Interviews Editor: Anda Zeng

Season One