O k'inadas / an artist residency complicated reconciliations

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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.

Missing In Redaction: Jordan Scott at the Alternator
Missing In Redaction: Jordan Scott at the Alternator

Expanding on his presentation at last Wednesday’s panel, Jordan Scott noted the ways in which language dysfluency is recognized, and often produced, through physical duress. He examined how dysfluency is read and heard as a marker of guilt, of dishonesty, or of a lack of truth-telling. What happens when the…

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,…

Coming Up Next Week!
Round Table

After a highly successful first week, the O k’inādās Residency and Summer Indigenous Art Intensive are in full swing. Everyone is invited to attend discussions, events, and openings! We have compiled a short list of some of what’s coming up next week so that anyone who is interested and able…

some+no+every+all bodies – reflections on a roundtable
some+no+every+all bodies – reflections on a roundtable

Every Wednesday during the 2016 UBCO Summer Indigenous Intensive, participating resident artists form a panel to engage particular creative/social contexts in a room of students, other artists, and the general public. This was the first panel, July 7. It took time for our bodies to absorb the gifts given to…

Calendar
Calendar

Schedule of events in the Summer Indigenous Intensive arts residency

Dion Kaszas and the Earth Line Tattoo Residency – Celebrations
Dion Kaszas and the Earth Line Tattoo Residency – Celebrations

Today, let’s celebrate the work of the Indigenous people and artists on whose land we are visiting. From my conversations this past week I would like to honour the Earth Line Tattoo Collective comprised of a dedicated team of cultural tattoo practitioners and visual artists: Jordan Bennett (Mi’kmaq), Dion Kaszas…

Artist bios
Artist bios

Who’s coming to the O k’inādās residency? See bios here.

Information for O k’inādās artists
Information for O k’inādās artists

Artists attending the summer residency will all have received this information. But in the interests of ensuring we haven’t missed anyone, and helping you avoid having to search the dark recesses of your email files, here is the basic information package. O’ K’inadas Introductions & General Information

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…

O K’inādās provocation
O K’inādās provocation

there is so much land beneath Canada. the invisible trickling of snowmelt down the mountain, the air that smells of spring. the first sighting of pussy willows, the blood that pulses through every mammal in every moment. these provocations might not be seen because they are enfolded into the next…

O’kinadas: an overview
O’kinadas: an overview

What is this project? O k’inadas is a multi-part project that will bring together artists from various artistic disciplines to inhabit a six-week residency that will result in the production of new individual and collaborative work addressing the complexities of reconciliation practices. Longer term outcomes will combine a travelling curatorial…

Summer Intensive, registration open
Summer Intensive, registration open

Registration is now open for several new courses running in July and August at UBC Okanagan. These courses are open to UBC students as well as undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions and the general public. For information on how to register, go to the registration page.

James Luna
James Luna

Performance artist and teacher James Luna, last day in Kelowna, 2015

Audio and hair
Audio and hair

Jensen Frei Njootli engages hair and sound for a performance experiment

Performative remnants
Performative remnants

Tiny jars, in preparation for James Luna workshop and performance acts

Class of 2015
Class of 2015

  Pedagogy of Place class from July, 2015. Gearing up for 2016, Contemporary Indigenous Art Praxis

Reflection in Action, Aug 15th Goodbye for now.
the drum and the strands that connect us.

I wrote this for the final project, might as well share the story here : ) Pjila’si, welcome, If life is a story what story could I tell? During the course of ten days I participated in Indigenous Activist Art, a University of British Columbia Okanagan Summer Institute course offered…

Final Reflections
Final Reflections

It’s been nearly a week since our class wrapped up. I miss you all but it’s great to be home and spend time with my sons and my doggie (DaVinci). All have spent plenty of time catching up, cuddling and laughing. This week brought the mining disaster at Mount Polley…

Today your host is:
Today your host is:

  Coming to this new home in the west, I have heard place names which have been overlaid upon names that hold meaning, time and a sense of community.  Forced, bullied and bulldozed atop.        V  A  N  C  O  U  V  E  R Musqueam/Squamish/Tsliel-waututh Thanks to our people who…

kekac mitataht: nine
kekac mitataht: nine

tansi mitataht means ten kekac mitataht means almost ten this is one example of why i love the cree language! exosi maka amy

Thursday…
Thursday…

Thursday’s entry (a couple days late, just realized this wasn’t posted) We experienced an intense performance art piece by Peter Morin and Ayami Goto yesterday afternoon. I am still processing all that i witnessed and felt pass through my body. The performance danced on the edge of ceremony and I…

RAVEN tricks:UNSETTLE
I had my shit stolen by a raven. I had my shit stolen from me.

I had my shit stolen by a raven today.. a first for me.  

ayinanew: morrisseau (far out!)
ayinanew: morrisseau (far out!)

tansi while i’m on the topic of the indian group of seven, here is a clip that i love to watch of norval morrisseau talking about one his paintings. ekosi maka amy

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