Cutting Copper: Indigenous Resurgent Practice, Vancouver BC

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Collaboration Charlene Vickers and Maria Hupfield, Panoply Performance Lab Brooklyn NY

CUTTING COPPER

INDIGENOUS RESURGENT PRACTICE

Two days of performances and discussions

Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2016

Cutting Copper: Indigenous Resurgent Practice presents Contemporary Indigenous artistic practice as redefining cultural tradition, representation, and the relations between Settler and Indigenous peoples at sites of creativity, community and dissent. A series of performances at the Belkin Art Gallery will respond to the exhibition Lalakenis/All Directions: A Journey of Truth and Unity by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Beau Dick, followed by thematic discussions held at the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Bringing together a cross-disciplinary group of artists, curators, writers, educators, scholars, students and activists this event will explore the embodied theory of Indigenous resurgence and cultural representation.

Resurgence is in keeping with Leanne betasamosake Simpson’s definition based on the michi saagiig nishnaabeg of Ontario, described as “the rebuilding of Indigenous nations according to our own political, intellectual and cultural traditions.”

Cutting Copper: Indigenous Resurgent Practice is a collaborative project by grunt gallery and the Belkin Art Gallery, presented with support from the British Columbia Arts Council.

Admission is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Please register by February 25 to rsvp.belkin@ubc.ca.

PROGRAM

FRIDAYMARCH 4

Recognition, Refusal and Resurgence

2 pm: Performance / Dana Claxton
Location: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Discussion following / Panelists: Linc Kesler, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Alfred Taiaiake; Moderator: Shelly Rosenblum
Location: Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC, 6476 NW Marine Drive

This panel will address theoretical interventions when considering the ways Indigenous peoples have sought to overcome the contemporary life of settler-colonization through cultural production and critique.

SATURDAYMARCH 5

Creations, Insertions and Rebuffs: Cultural Institutions and Practice

9:30 am: Performance / Maria Hupfield and Charlene Vickers
Location: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Discussion following / Panelists: Jarrett Martineau, Wanda Nanibush, Tannis Nielsen; Moderator: Lorna Brown
Location: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University Centre, UBC, 6331 Crescent Road

This panel will address how institutions might challenge or alter interactions with Indigenous peoples .

Sovereignty Across Disciplines

2 pm: Performance / Tanya Lukin Linklater
Location: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery

Discussion following / Panelists: Julie Nagam, Michelle Raheja, Dylan Robinson; Moderator: Tarah Hogue
Location: Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University Centre, UBC, 6331 Crescent Road

This panel will explore intersecting fields in the arts as modalities of resurgent cultural expression.

For further information please contact: Jana Tyner at jana.tyner@ubc.ca,
tel: (604) 822-1389, or fax: (604) 822-6689

See link for more info: http://belkin.ubc.ca/?id=459