O’kinādās: Posts related to the o’kinadas residency

2016 Summer Indigenous Intensive
2016 Summer Indigenous Intensive

The Indigenous Summer Intensive is coordinated by the Creative Studies Department (in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus) and features a core group of senior artists: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, David Garneau, and Adrian Stimson. It will also include upward of 20 visiting…

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,…

Weekend In Review: A Short reflection…
As we feast we honour the land that sustains us here, in this place.

…on moments shared. Communal meals, exchanged conversations, artistic and professional debates, inspired creative thoughts, new friendships, wine and bread. All these moments topped with the gleeful, joyful chaos-making of children in the midst. This past weekend was full: triple gallery openings and a shared exhibition opening feast on the downtown…

Winding Water: Carmen Papalia
Winding Water: Carmen Papalia

Roughly thirty people responded to Carmen Papalia’s invitation to take part in an eyes closed blind field shuffle. Sharing a non-visual experience, the walk opened up sensory potentials to the space undefined by a planar visual level.  Qualities of touch, sound and trust heightened, we navigated a walk through the varied terrain…

Week Three at a Glance
A welcome by elder ad knowledge keeper Richard Armstrong

To all our honoured guests, artists, thinkers, creators, and friends. We are near the half-way mark. As we look back on a productive and exciting two weeks, we are always looking forward to what joys and possibilities will offer themselves to us in the future. Here’s a brief run-down of…

Feasts, Openings, and Artists
Feasts.

What a week!  Between brilliant panels, illuminating welcomes, lessons of the land, blind walks through downtown Kelowna, poetry readings, and arrivals and departures, the Summer Indigenous Art Intensive and the O’kinadas Residency are in full swing. Just a quick reminder about tonight: Double opening at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary…

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…

It starts with breath
It starts with breath

The O k’inādās residency began with an in-the-round introduction of participants, facilitators and guests. Ashok Mathur and Katherine Pickering led an overview to the calendar of events -an evolving, dynamic document- as well as material and networking opportunities. The mix of practical and conceptual orientations hinted at the infinite potential to…

Calendar
Calendar

Schedule of events in the Summer Indigenous Intensive arts residency

2017 Artists in residence
2017 Artists in residence

  Keynote Speakers Jeannette Armstrong Monika Kin Gagnon Chris Creighton-Kelly and France Trepanier Shawn Wilson Linda Tuhiwai Smith Graham Smith Indigenous Tattoo School Instructors: Dion Kaszas, Amy Malbeuf, Jordan Bennett Guest mentors: Dean Hunt, Nahaan, Pip Hartley (NZ) Participants: Amberley John, Sheldon Piere, Louise Danika Nolte, Jerry Evans, Maani Oakes, Ippiksaut Friesen Invited…

Information for artists in the 2017 UBCO Indigenous intensive
Information for artists in the 2017 UBCO Indigenous intensive

Dear Participant in the 2017 Summer Indigenous arts residency: We have put together a package of relevant notes, introductions, and other information you will find useful on arrival at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions. 1 The residency: This residency invites…

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