Week 4 In Review

Karolina Bialkowska and Tomas Jonsson

Coming Up This Week

The residency continues as many of us reflect over the past weekend and look forward to the coming week.
Salmon Canning took place over the weekend and will be distributed towards the final weeks of the residency.

This week we welcomed new arrivals, Amish Morrel, Leah Decter, Charles Campbell, as well as announcements of artists arriving in the week, including Elisabeth LaPensee, Cathy Mattes, Jackson Two Bears and Aaron Franks.

Curators Jordan Strom and Joni Low are also visiting on the 27th and 28th, and interested in meeting with participants in the residency.

Amish Morrel, editor of C Magazine is interested in expanding critical networks of exchange and writing from regions outside of the metropolitan centres and shares an interest in the ideas generated and working through in the course of the residency. His visit here, while brief, will continue to resonate.

Charles Campbell will continue his exploration on various cultures of reconciliation and the power of agency that is found in complicity, specifically in our refusal.  He looks forward to exploring possibilities of collective engagement.

Wednesday, July 27

Noon – ADM 026, University Theatre – Weekly Panel

This week’s panel, moderated by Ashok Mathur, will have panelists Tannis Nielson, Leah Decter, Cathy Mattes, and Keven deForest sharing their responses to the question: “how might your art practice embody the original notion of the o k’inādās residency, that of ‘walking around on the land’?”

Communal Dinner – Platypus House, 6pm.

Mark Igliolorte will share his performance piece with participants after this dinner.
Thursday, July 28

Peter Morin and Ayumi Goto will host a talking circle this afternoon.  This will be an opportunity to share stories about knowledges we have received from significant people in our lives. Time and place will be determined soon.

5:30 – 7pm

Think Tank: Video Gaming and Indigenous Representation – Accelerate Okanagan
Speakers Elizabeth LaPensee, David Lacho, and Aaron Leon discuss how their video games interact with indigeneity.

7:30pm Asian Pear Buffet Dinner

Asian Pear Asian and Western buffet dinner for all interested! Located at 2050 Harvey Avenue. Can get there by the 97 bus from campus or downtown.

Friday, July 29

2pm – FINA gallery

Dion Kaszas, Leah Decter, and Cathy Mattes are working on a performative provocation, taking place Friday afternoon.
Ongoing:

Haruko will be working on an outdoor installation and welcomes assistance with it.

Navi Igloliorte’s video installation is currently on display on the FINA screen in the FCCS building.
The pending move by Ashok and Ayumi will have a detour at Studio 111, acting as a space to dwell in for the week, where a salon of their expansive art collection will be on display.

Lori and Adrian will present a video screening – details to be determined.

Olivia invites others to take part in beading together. Please contact her or visit her studio for more information.

This weekend in other places

The 37th Annual Kamloopa Powwow is July 29 – 31 in Kamloops, BC.
The 40th Annual Powell Street festival is July 30-31 in Vancouver, BC.

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