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passing through encounters, Berlin, Aug. 30 – Sept. 01, 2016
passing through encounters, Berlin, Aug. 30 – Sept. 01, 2016

SSHRC Report from performance: passing through encounters, Berlin, Aug. 30 – Sept. 01, 2016 By Ayumi Goto Submitted to: Ashok Mathur and Peter Morin The original motivation for the performance, passing through encounters, was to engage directly with the many asylum seekers passing through Berlin. The performance was to make…

bodies, words, actions
bodies, words, actions

Taught by Troy Emery Twigg, recently appointed the Artistic Director of Making Treaty 7, The first Indigenous theatre course at UBCO was a 6-week intensive that asked students to engage with Indigenous performance art praxis. The resulting four group collaborations were performed during an open event where artists, scholars, thinkers, organizers,…

Creating a future
Creating a future

  The fifth panel of the O k’inādās residency featured presentations by Charles Campbell, Beth LaPensee, Jackson Two Bears, Srimoyee Mitra and Michelle Lavallee. For this panel a new structure was suggested. Circling back to the guiding precept of O’kinādās of walking on the land, the organizers suggested that instead of…

Personal Territories
Personal Territories

This week we shared the space of a fourth O k’inādās panel discussion with presenters Cathy Mattes, Leah Decter, Keven DeForest, Tannis Nielsen, and moderator Ashok Mathur. To begin this overview we would like to start with a personal reflection. The iterative processes of learning and creating throughout this residency…

BUSH Gallery : A watercolour response by Jessie Fosty
Jessie Fosty's watercolour response to her experience at the BUSH Gallery.

On July 30th 2016 I had the opportunity to have a tour of Tania Willard’s BUSH Gallery, which is located in a rural area on her reserve. Tania Willard is a curator, artist, and a busy mother of two. The land BUSH gallery inhabits is lush and secluded. In her…

Across mediums – a visual response to O k’inādās panel discussions. By: Jessie Fosty
Across mediums – a visual response to O k’inādās panel discussions. By: Jessie Fosty

A cross media response by Jessie Fosty. Jessie Fosty is pursuing a BFA Honours at Brandon University in the Department of Visual and Aboriginal Arts. She works closely with Peter Morin. Her mediums include painting, drawing, and ceramics, and her themes include the impact of residential school and the plight…

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…

Photos from sovereignty/body panel
Photos from sovereignty/body panel

Some images from an incredible panel today with Carmen Papalia, Lori Blondeau, Adrian Stimson, David Khang, Michelle Jacques. Links to blogs coming soon.

Reflections on times behind and ahead
Reflections on times behind and ahead

It’s been a week since the Summer Indigenous Arts Residency opened to a flow of creators from all sorts of places. There is the core group of four amazing artists who will be in the house until the middle of August. There is the O k’inādās residence and artist collective,…

Crossing Media, Crossing Canada: Performing the land we are
Ruptures

In my first conversation as Research Assistant for the new SSHRC research-creation project, “Crossing Media, Crossing Canada: Performing the Land that we are,” I couldn’t help but think how strange it was to be embarking on something new that wasn’t actually new. It was strange to enter into a new…

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