Is justice a process or an outcome?

Black and white photo of Bambitchell
Photo by Yuula Benivolski
Bambitchell is the artistic collaboration between Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Kyle Mitchell. Since 2009, their research-based practice has taken form through moving image, installation, and performance to reimagine nationalist histories—playfully recycling official state documents and institutional archives. Their works have been exhibited at festivals and galleries such as Mercer Union (Toronto), International Film Festival Rotterdam, Berlin International Film Festival, Dazibao (Montreal), and the BFI London Film Festival (UK). Their practice has been the subject of writing in Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, Canadian Art, and the book Contemporary Citizenship, Art, and Visual Culture: Making and Being Made (Routledge, 2017). The duo held fellowships at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany (2016–17), the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire (2018), and the Darling Foundry in Montreal (2019). Bambitchell were long-listed for the 2020 Sobey Art Award through the National Gallery of Canada.

Performance-Lecture by Bambitchell

March 18, 2021

Bambitchell will give a performance-lecture, which will narrate untold stories from their research on Medieval animal trials. The performance will include audio-visual components in combination with live narration to explore themes such as legal personhood, property, and land rights.

Registration information forthcoming. If you are a University of Washington graduate student who would like to reserve a spot in this program, please email A recording of the program will be shared here on the colloquium website.