The Collective

The 4:3 Collective formed in response to a dearth of sustained engagement with the vicissitudes, vagaries, and victories of contemporary media arts practice. Our members’ backgrounds are varied: we are cultural workers, students, writers, curators, artists, editors, critics, and activists. We are united by a shared fascination with and commitment to moving image practices and practitioners.

Current members: Aaditya Aggarwal, Marina Fathalla, Caroline Ivy, Marsya Maharani, Safia Siad

Aaditya Aggarwal is a film programmer, writer and editor based in Toronto and New Delhi. Aaditya was formerly the Festival Programmer at the Regent Park Film Festival, and Programming Coordinator at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. He has contributed writing to media outlets like TIFF’s The Review, The New Inquiry, Canadian Art, Ethnic Aisle, as well as publications by Trinity Square Video, Koffler Centre for the Arts, SAVAC, and FADO Performance Art Centre. Currently, Aaditya works at Images Festival.

Marina Fathalla is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Toronto and Mississauga. Her research projects are fueled by a particular sensitivity to site, at the intersection of its poetics and its politics. Sometimes motivated by her position within the Egyptian diaspora in Canada, her research looks to history of land through, and in the margins of museological presentation. She has published writing in Kapsula Magazine, C Magazine, with Y+ Contemporary, and Forest City Gallery. Her work has been shown at Trinity Square Video, with the Small Arms Inspection Builidng, City of Mississauga, Xpace Cultural Centre and Whippersnapper Gallery. 

Caroline Ivy is an emerging writer, editor, activist, and researcher based in Scarborough, Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016 with a major in English Literature and Film with a double minor in Classics and History. She is also a contributor and member of UTSC’s Women and Diversity in Speculative Fiction. Caroline’s research interests include film theory, short fiction, postcolonial studies, migrant and diasporic narratives, and Filipino literature & film. You can follow her on Twitter: @moonbathed.

Safia Siad is a curator, poet, dj, cinephile, and arts programmer. Themes of joy, loving as resistance, exile, liberation, hope, and radical self-care inform her work. She was recently a curator-in-residence at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and co-curated a map for this place, the fall 2018 exhibition at Humber Galleries, which investigated learning and teaching in non-institutionalized ways. She is a member of MICE magazine collective and is currently producing the forthcoming online music series 'cosmic wave radio'. Her work focuses on creating space(s) for those who rarely get to witness themselves reflected in art and media.

Founding and past members: Gina Badger, Christina Battle, Scott Miller Berry, Jaclyn Bruneau, Jesse Cumming, Ben Donoghue, Amy Fung, Esmé Hogeveen, Onyeka Igwe, Yaniya Lee, Esery Mondesir, and cheyanne turions