O k'inadas / an artist residency complicated reconciliations

Mark Igloliorte: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Mark Igloliorte: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Mark Igloliorte  spoke of the importance of observation in painting. Photographs depict a fraction of second, life sliced down to moment, whereas in painting hours, days are poured into their construction. In the time that is required to make a painting, the shifting, moving body results in shifts in perspectives. …

Haruko Okano: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Haruko Okano: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Haruko Okano came to the stage silently, setting a small arena set with flour and wrapped fabric. She stared intently at audience, in a combative stance, stamping her feet on the flour. Then gleefully moved into the space of the audience, row by row, gifting dried and fresh seedpods, each…

Tania Willard: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Tania Willard: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Tania Willard’s Bush Gallery was born out of a desire to create a space that acknowledged diverse bodies and attentions. The logistics in child care is still quite difficult to engage in contemporary art, reflected in design of institutional spaces institutions, for normative, adult bodies.  How these small bodies and…

Hopping the fence: an interview with David Khang

Hopping the fence: an interview with David Khang

On Thursday I had the opportunity to have a discussion with David Khang. Our conversation began with reflection on Carmen Papalia‘s walking performance, and the panel discussion from the day before. Tomas: I liked Carmen’s point that the group walk wasn’t an empathy building exercise. It was a chance to…

Fluid Bodies: A Panel

Fluid Bodies: A Panel

Peter Morin, moderator and orator, set the tone for the afternoon by introducing the question: How do ‘bodies’ work in terms of sovereignty and territory? More than an introduction, Peter’s conversation with us asked us to acknowledge each other, to hold the words we were about to hear within us,…

O k’inadas // complicated reconciliations: an artist residency

This residency is part of a Summer Indigenous Art Intensive Program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus, activated  for posts, visuals, and discussion from July 04 to Aug 16, 2016 to capture the thoughts behind the “O k’inadas” residency program. The k’inadas artist collective acknowledges an award received from the {Re}conciliation initiative with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

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Summer Indigenous Art Intensive Program

Undergraduate and graduate courses offered this summer in Theatre, Visual Arts, Creative Writing

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Mark Igloliorte: o k’inādās July 22 panel

Mark Igloliorte  spoke of the importance of observation in painting. Photographs depict a fraction of second, life sliced down to moment, whereas in painting hours, days are poured into their construction. In the time that is required to make a painting, the shifting, moving body results in shifts in perspectives. …

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