EXHIBITIONS

Burrard Marina Field House Studio – Skawennati

Loading
'
Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Sunday
12 - 6pm
  • About
    ˇ
  • Exhibitions
    ˇ
  • Events
    ˇ
  • Learning
    ˇ
  • Shop
    ˇ
  • Join/Give
    ˇ
  • Blog
    ˇ
 
Icon

Burrard Marina Field House Studio – Skawennati

Info

ˇ

07 Aug, 2016 to 19 Aug, 2016

Use left (←) and right (→) arrow keys or swipe gestures on a touch device to navigate image gallery.


Montreal-based, Kanien’keha:ka artist Skawennati joins us for the first phase of her Field House Residency.

In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF), a branch of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), she will be leading an intensive workshop called Skins participating in MOA’s Native Youth Program.

Skins will involve six Indigenous youth currently participating in the Native Youth Program, part of an ongoing relationship between CAG and MOA. Hosted at ECUAD, the workshop will begin with an exploration of storytelling as oral tradition folding into how stories can be told in new ways through ‘machinima’ (a portmanteau of “machine” and “cinema”). Using Second Life, an online virtual environment, participants will learn script development and storyboarding, avatar/character creation, virtual set design, filming and editing in a virtual world.  Skins aims to expand Indigenous presence online, provide new design skills and impart understanding of narrative structures while also questioning notions of identity and stereotype. The Skins workshop aims to empower Indigenous youth to use new technologies to tell their stories.

She will also begin work toward a new commission to be realized in 2017.

Skawennati is known for her pioneering new media projects that address history, the future and change. They include the on-line gallery/chat-space and mixed-reality event CyberPowWow (1997–2004); a paper doll/ time-travel journal Imagining Indians in the 25th Century (2001); and TimeTraveller™ (2008–2013), a multi-platform project featuring nine machinima episodes. Born in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Skawennati is Co-Director with Jason E. Lewis of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research network of artists, academics and technologists investigating, creating and critiquing indigenous virtual environments. This year, AbTeC launched IIF, the Initiative for Indigenous Futures.

This project was made possible through the support of the BC Arts Council’s Youth Engagement grant.

The Field House Studio Residency Program is generously supported by Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver, along with many private and individual donors. For 2016–2019 we acknowledge the generous support for the Field House Studio Residency Program by the Vancouver Foundation.

For further details about the program, all forthcoming residencies and associated events visit our website at www.contemporaryartgallery.ca and follow the blog at www.burrardmarinafieldhouse.wordpress.com

 

Connect

>




Downloads

ˇ


Exhibition Bulletin

Categories

ˇ



Details

ˇ

Artists/Participants:
Skawennati   



Icon

Related Event

Tuesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 pm: Young Patron members | Happy Hour with artist Skawennati

Join us for a special evening with Montreal based, Kanien’keha:ka artist Skawennati. She will discuss the ongoing project with CAG, her ‘machinima’ workshops that use new technologies, virtual environments and video games to empower Indigenous youth to tell stories in a new way. Delicious sweets generously provided by Cartems Donuterie and Say Hello Sweets. Happy hour cocktails by Jameson Irish Whiskey. All welcome!

About CAG Young Patrons

The CAG Young Patrons program engages individuals aged 19-45 who are interested in developing a dynamic cultural scene with influencers, tastemakers and patrons of the arts. Connecting young professionals, artists and creative individuals, Young Patrons is an entry point into engagement in the Vancouver arts community through social and educational events, from artist studio visits, to curatorial tours of our exhibitions, to artist run workshops and discounts on our publications and editions.

Join us as a Young Patron member, be part of an upcoming series of artist-centered events; combining educational, social and accessible ways to learn about contemporary art. Young Patron members will be able to directly engage with local and international artists, build networking opportunities and enjoy benefits from our community partners including: SAD Mag, Cartems Donuterie and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

UPCOMING YOUNG PATRON EVENTS:

 

Tuesday, September 6, 6:00-7:30pm: Artist Talk with Rebecca Chaperon

CAG Young Patrons and Vancouver Art Gallery Young Associates collaborate on a Q&A with Art Rental & Sales featured Artist Rebecca Chaperon. Join us to connect and engage with work by emerging local artists over wine and charcuterie. Following the event, you can skip the line for to view Vancouver Art Gallery’s current exhibitions.  Refreshments and snacks served.

Thursday, October 6, 6:00-8:pm: Happy Hour: Behind-the-scenes tour by Assistant Curator Jas Lally

Join us for an in-depth, behind-the-scenes, final look at The weakened eye of day an exhibition by Irish artist, Isabel Nolan. Refreshments and snacks served: donuts generously provided by Cartems Donuterie and cocktails by Jameson Irish Whiskey.

MORE

Happy Hour with artist Skawennati


Icon

Related Learning

‘The Madam’, was created as part of the ‘Skins’ workshop. In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF), a branch of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), Skawennati led an intensive workshop called ‘Skins’ participating in MOA’s Native Youth Program. Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement program.

‘Skins’ involved six Indigenous youth currently participating in the Native Youth Program, part of an ongoing relationship between CAG and MOA. Hosted at ECUAD, the workshop began with an exploration of storytelling as oral tradition folding into how stories can be told in new ways through ‘machinima’ (a portmanteau of “machine” and “cinema”).

Calvin Charlie-Dawson – Squamish, Stó:lō, Kwakwaka’wakw
Dusty Carpenter – Heiltsuk
Latisha Wadhams – Kwakwaka’wakw
Karoleena Medina – Heiltsuk
Jennifer Pahl – Tsimshian, Nisga’a , Gitxsan
Isaiah Wadhams – Squamish, Stó:lō, Kwakwaka’wakw

Montreal based, Kanien’keha:ka artist Skawennati’s project with CAG, ‘machinima’ workshops that use new technologies, virtual environments and video games to empower Indigenous youth to tell stories in a new way.

MORE

Video | The Madam - Skins workshop


Icon

Related Learning

‘Thowxeya’ was created as part of the ‘Skins’ workshop. In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF), a branch of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), Skawennati led an intensive workshop called ‘Skins’ participating in MOA’s Native Youth Program. Supported by the British Columbia Arts Council Youth Engagement program.

‘Skins’ involved six Indigenous youth currently participating in the Native Youth Program, part of an ongoing relationship between CAG and MOA. Hosted at ECUAD, the workshop began with an exploration of storytelling as oral tradition folding into how stories can be told in new ways through ‘machinima’ (a portmanteau of “machine” and “cinema”).

Calvin Charlie-Dawson – Squamish, Stó:lō, Kwakwaka’wakw
Dusty Carpenter – Heiltsuk
Latisha Wadhams – Kwakwaka’wakw
Karoleena Medina – Heiltsuk
Jennifer Pahl – Tsimshian, Nisga’a , Gitxsan
Isaiah Wadhams – Squamish, Stó:lō, Kwakwaka’wakw

Montreal based, Kanien’keha:ka artist Skawennati’s project with CAG, ‘machinima’ workshops that use new technologies, virtual environments and video games to empower Indigenous youth to tell stories in a new way.

MORE

Video | Thowxeya - Skins workshop


Icon

CAG Shop

Icon

Visit CAG

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6B 6R5

T 00 1 604 681 2700
F 00 1 604 683 2710

Gallery Hours
Tues – Sun 12 – 6 pm



  • Closed on British Columbia statutory holidays
  • The galleries are wheelchair accessible
  • The Gallery is free of charge
  • Suggested donation of $5


Reference Library



Icon

CAG Shop


Icon

Join/Give


Become a Member


The CAG is a not-for-profit reliant on member support. As a Member of the CAG, you are supporting contemporary art now and playing a role in its future.

Make a Donation


Help support the only free public art gallery in Vancouver.
Donate Now

  • Connectarrow


top