Videos: Videos of performances, interviews, and artistic processes

Assembling a wall tent
Assembling a wall tent

Reconsidering Reconciliation artists took an overnight camping trip to Tania Willard’s land up by Adams Lake. Thanks to Stephen Foster (who couldn’t make the trip, but loaned us the wall tent), we had generous accommodations for all! Setting it up was another matter. This five-minute clip is not a preparation…

Garneau and Nicholson, post-poetry discussion
Garneau and Nicholson, post-poetry discussion
Kamloopa Powwow video
Kamloopa Powwow video

This is from the Saturday evening — clouds had moved in to quiet the heat a bit, and the light began to fade over the mountains as the floods began to light up the arbour, making for an uncanny evening of inside and outside, even though we were all outside….

Cecily Nicholson, poetry
Cecily Nicholson, poetry

In addition to her collaboration with David Garneau, Cecily Nicholson also presented a sampling of her individual work. Below, Cecily’s solo poetry, truly inspired.

Cheryl L’Hirondelle, video shoot
Cheryl L’Hirondelle, video shoot

Cheryl L’Hirondelle, resident artist at recon/recon, works in new media, songwriting, community organization among many other media. One of her projects has been working with women in prison, workshopping songs with them, and eventually producing a video that represents this process. While in the residency, Cheryl enlisted the other women…

Engaging with Beat Nation, video
Engaging with Beat Nation, video

One of the more engaging parts of a residency that comes together like this is how the artists are directly involved in the practices around them. Here is a great example. While curator Tania Willard talks about Beat Nation, artists Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin decide to participate with Maria…

Reconsidering Reconciliation artists tour Beat Nation
Reconsidering Reconciliation artists tour Beat Nation
Gabrielle Hill tattoos Peter
Gabrielle Hill tattoos Peter

One of the other engaging principles at this Art+Reconciliation residency is how to present and represent artistic practice. Here, Peter Morin talks about how he gets to walk away with a Gabrielle Hill original, as she tattoos a hummingbird on his chest.

Peter Morin and hair
Peter Morin and hair

Peter Morin talks about the significance of hair and how it leads to performance.

Artists with Mike Arnouse
Artists with Mike Arnouse

Peter Morin and Gabrielle Hill show their studios to Mike Arnouse, Elder from Adams Lake, who came to talk to the artists about the territory.

Skookum Sound System does Kamloops
Skookum Sound System does Kamloops

The Kamloops Art Gallery brought in Skookum Sound System to perform at the yacht club on July 26, 2013. This relates to the KAG’s current Beat Nation exhibition. Resident artists including Peter Morin and others shot a load of stills that we converted into a little mashup with the SSS’s…

Canada, When Is Your Birthday?
Canada, When Is Your Birthday?

Dear rmoocers, I write from Kelowna, where I am with you all in spirit as you bring art practice to the task of reconciliation. Ashok invited me to let you know more about my recent work. In May and June of this year I worked with the CBC, Via Rail…

Homage to Journey of Nishiyuu
Homage to Journey of Nishiyuu

@ayugotomathur is running 1600 km to ‘shadow’ and respect the walkers of Nishiyuu. This is a short clip from her run from the Tranquille site in to Kamloops. Turn the volume up to hear the silence give way to footsteps and the sonorous sounds of Cheryl L’Hirondelle, whose songs Ayumi…

Skookum Sound System
Skookum Sound System

Skookum Sound System will be in Kamloops this Friday, July 26, playing the yacht club! The vid above is a mashup called Vampire Slayer-Buffy St Marie remix. Skookum Sound System is an Indigenous Audio-Visual crew, with members living on the Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver BC – Coast Salish Territory. Skookum Collective members…

tree, time-lapse, twilight over tru
tree, time-lapse, twilight over tru

From the window of the residency, that solitary tree with many cloud friends and protectors. 830pm to 930pm, Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Ayumi’s watercolours
Ayumi’s watercolours

As part of her larger project, running 1600 km to recognize the Journey of Nishiyyu, resident artist Ayumi Goto paints one watercolour per day, representing her experience, and balances that with a poetic journal entry. This is the first 21 days.

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