imagineNATIVE Art Crawl Kick-Off


This year's Art Crawl kicks off at Onsite Gallery, with a talk by Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers of 2Ro Media, the creators of the exhibition For This Land: Inside Elemental.

 
DateFriday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

imagineNATIVE's Art Crawl Kick-Off

Friday, October 20
5 p.m.

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Co-presented with imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival

This year's Art Crawl kicks off at Onsite Gallery, with a talk by Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers of 2Ro Media, the creators of the exhibition For This Land: Inside Elemental. The Art Crawl continues in the historic 401 Richmond building and will end with a special performance off-site at Wallace Studios.

Full event details, schedule and list of galleries here.

 

For This Land: Inside Elemental
Presented with community partner imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
On view at Onsite Gallery from September 15 to December 10, 2017

For this Land: Inside Elemental is part of a multi-project series by 2Ro Media,  comprised of Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers—both Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) artists from Six Nations of the Grand River. The artists, who currently live outside their traditional territory, produce work collaboratively about ‘returning home’, which typically involves creating site-specific narratives using video, sound, poetry, performance and multi-media installation.

With Inside Elemental, the artists engage in a series of conversations with the Kana:ta Village on traditional Haudenosaunee territory in order to create an immersive multimedia installation using sound, video, performance and digital languages. Inside Elemental is an exploration of the internalization of one’s traditional territory, and in general about how external environments are deeply intertwined with identity, self-understanding, and the interiority of personal and collective experience.

Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia installation/performance artist and cultural theorist originally from Six Nations of the Grand River. He is currently based in Lethbridge, Alberta. Since 1999, 2bears has exhibited his work extensively across Canada in public galleries, museums and artist-run centres, as well as internationally, in festivals and in group exhibitions.

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. She has been living as a guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people in Victoria, British Columbia, since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, a documentary producer, and a media and sound artist.

imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival
imagineNATIVE is the international centre for Indigenous-made media arts. Through year-round presentation, promotion and professional development activities, it is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions.



Janet Rogers performance at Onsite Gallery, September 16 2017
DateFriday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

imagineNATIVE's Art Crawl Kick-Off

Friday, October 20
5 p.m.

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Co-presented with imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival

This year's Art Crawl kicks off at Onsite Gallery, with a talk by Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers of 2Ro Media, the creators of the exhibition For This Land: Inside Elemental. The Art Crawl continues in the historic 401 Richmond building and will end with a special performance off-site at Wallace Studios.

Full event details, schedule and list of galleries here.

 

For This Land: Inside Elemental
Presented with community partner imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
On view at Onsite Gallery from September 15 to December 10, 2017

For this Land: Inside Elemental is part of a multi-project series by 2Ro Media,  comprised of Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers—both Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) artists from Six Nations of the Grand River. The artists, who currently live outside their traditional territory, produce work collaboratively about ‘returning home’, which typically involves creating site-specific narratives using video, sound, poetry, performance and multi-media installation.

With Inside Elemental, the artists engage in a series of conversations with the Kana:ta Village on traditional Haudenosaunee territory in order to create an immersive multimedia installation using sound, video, performance and digital languages. Inside Elemental is an exploration of the internalization of one’s traditional territory, and in general about how external environments are deeply intertwined with identity, self-understanding, and the interiority of personal and collective experience.

Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia installation/performance artist and cultural theorist originally from Six Nations of the Grand River. He is currently based in Lethbridge, Alberta. Since 1999, 2bears has exhibited his work extensively across Canada in public galleries, museums and artist-run centres, as well as internationally, in festivals and in group exhibitions.

Janet Rogers is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from Six Nations of the Grand River. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has lived in Stoney Creek, Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. She has been living as a guest on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people in Victoria, British Columbia, since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music. Janet is also a radio broadcaster, a documentary producer, and a media and sound artist.

imagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival
imagineNATIVE is the international centre for Indigenous-made media arts. Through year-round presentation, promotion and professional development activities, it is committed to a greater understanding by audiences of Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artistic expressions.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
Free
Janet Rogers performance at Onsite Gallery, September 16 2017
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