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 late 2021.

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

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