Save the date. September 28th opening at the VAG. Link in bio. Looking forward to being a part of this exhibition. More details to come. Curatorial statement below. #prep #buttons #install #qvutix #danceblanket #transitsandreturns #vag Transits and Returns presents the work of 21 Indigenous artists whose practices are both rooted in the specificities of their cultures and routed via their travels. These forces of situatedness and mobility work in synergy and in tension with one another, shaping the multiple ways of understanding and being Indigenous today. Within the exhibition, these dual realities are explored through themes of movement, territory, kinship and representation, with many artworks inhabiting multiple categories. The resulting presentation foregrounds the creative sovereignty of each artist to determine their own articulations of the world, while also exploring the resonances between them.
Here is a trailer for a collaborative piece that will be debuting at the Facade Festival on Sept. 11th, 2019. It will be projected on the front of the Vancouver Art Gallery from sundown to midnight. This project was designed by Dean Hunt and myself and the audio track was also made by Dean with additional sound design and foley from Troy (SoundsGood) Slocum. Animation came through the Spotted Fawn Productions Studio with Keith Morgan VFX/Animation and Amanda Strong Animation Director. Big thanks to these fine People. 💜✨💜 It is a short piece that is an iteration of a longer mix and it will play alongside Josh Hite and Justine A. Chambers work for the night. It will play with all of the pieces in the festival on the 13th and 14th of this month as well. #facadefest #seemonsters #northwestcoast #vag #projectionmapping #waves
Rain is in our veins. Water is the momma. Bubbles float to the stars And come back as our babies. #thoughts #waterislife #h20 #waem #rainydayoutfit #wanukv #gvuwi #sneakpeak #rainbows #undermyumbrellaellaella #tearsofjoy #enteringanewphaseoflife
TLDR; I am working again and learning about life. Here is a little Nocturnal Red Bubble I made at 3AM a while ago. I haven’t been posting much up here, but I am busy with a few collaborative and independent projects on the go. In December I was diagnosed w Meniere’s Disease, which messes with my balance and causes dizziness and vertigo throughout the day. I have experienced large chunks of time where I could not work and moved my studio space back home. Through various forms of medication and changes in my eating and exercise habits I’ve been able to push through more. I have been figuring ways to break up my work day and sometimes it means working at night when my son is snoozing. I appreciate everyone I’ve worked with in the last year. Ive been given lots of time and space to take care of my health and have been a pain to deal with at times. #healthpost #feelinggood #hardtosay #nwc #bubbles #collaborations #deadlines #vertigo #menieresdisease #stillhere #mellow #drama #red #yellowteeth
Sea Bear and I holding down the fort for a little while. I’ve been back on the carving block out at the Hunt Studio. It’s exactly what I have needed. I appreciate everyone here opening up their space for me and giving me their time and energy. I have a few neat digital collaborations and solo efforts coming up, but I am feeling a big pull into working with knives and brushes again. Gia’nakaci to Bradley, Karen, Lore, Dean, Nayce, Sarah, Shawn, young Blayze and Sea Bear for welcoming me back. And special shout to Su-Feh for nudging me back in this direction ❤️🖤
Out here in Toronto post CSA’s in slo mo. Just having fun even though there wasn’t a victory cry. We don’t make work to get hardware. The nomination alone is fantastic. We did get a chance to hold the trophy and experience its weight in our palms 😂 Congratulations to @nfbfukushima and the Animal Behaviour team. I also hold my hands up high to my partner Spotted Fawn and the group of artists who put their hearts into this project. Holy smokes eh. #eachoneteachone #stopmotion #slowmotion #slomo #red #genies #redcarpet #outhere
Very proud of Skekemxikst Talu Hanuse for lending his vocal talents to the upcoming Spirit Bear animations, a collabo w Cindy Blackstock and @spottedfawnproductions Glad he got to record w the multi-talented Oscar Vargas as well. Children Can Change the World 🌝 🐻 🐾 #spiritbear #microphonecheck #voice #1 #2
A photo from the collaboration w Jeremy Dutcher the other night at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Perfoming Arts. East to West we tried our best ❤️🖤🌝 Many thank yous to the staff, crew and everyone I met and didn’t meet at the #katarohkwifest Emot to Curator Dylan Robinson for imagining this into being. tahooooe!!! 🔥 💨 📸: Aaron Holmberg.
Getting set to take the stage tonight at 7:30. Opening up for the one and only Jeremy Dutcher with a boom bap set in the Isabel Bader Centre for the Perfoming Arts. #katarohkwifest #resound #horsehair #audiovisual #wuikinuxv #heiltsuk #thunder #kwak #canoe #blingbling
Luggage showed up in the nick of time. All things coming up Seeee Monsters 😇 Scorpion bites, food poisoning, data uploads from Sayulita Mexico, lost luggage, sound check, mic check. Singing praises for clean underwear and socks. #scorpio #roadtrip #moccasins #drum #hats
Received my copy of the Boarder X catalog! The show is currently up at the Art Gallery of Alberta and will be travelling east and west in the future. Shouts out to curator @isaac.jaimie for including me beside so many dope NDN artists. And thanks again to Young @edwinneel for helping me finish painting it and Noel Sinclair for professionally helping me construct this launch ramp. #launchramp #boarderX #skateordie #drop #transitioning #kickpush #potlatch #horsehair #gnar #whowantstoskatethisthing