Culture Shifts Presents "Six Miles Deep"

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

National Canadian Film Day Screening

Culture Shifts presents Six Miles Deep

April 17, 2019

3:00pm – 5:00pm

OCAD University, room 258 (George Reid House), 100 McCaul St. Toronto

Screening followed by a Q&A with director Sara Roque

 

Six Miles Deep

2009, 43 min 22 s

On February 28, 2006, members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the People of the Longhouse) blockade a highway near Caledonia, Ontario to prevent a housing development on land that falls within their traditional territories.  
The ensuing confrontation makes national headlines for months. But less well known is the crucial role played by the clan mothers of the community – the traditional source of power in the Haudenosaunee Nation.
With grace and honour, they rally the community on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve – with a population of 20,000, the largest reserve in Canada.
It is the clan mothers who set the rules for conduct. And when the community's chiefs ask people to abandon the barricades, it is the clan mothers who over-rule them.

Six Miles Deep is an inspiring and compelling portrait of a group of women whose actions have led a cultural reawakening in their traditionally matriarchal community.

http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=56523

 

About the Director

Sara Roque is a creator, leader and activist who has worked on many arts and community arts initiatives and projects in Canada and abroad.  She is the former Indigenous Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council where she worked for ten years mentoring artists and building innovative programs, policies and protocols with Indigenous peoples in the province. She is a documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the O’Kaadenigan Weengashk Arts Collective (Peterborough) and The Good Medicine Collective (Toronto). Her education includes Indigenous Studies from Trent University and Dechinta Bush University’s summer program. Sara is a mixed blood Anishinaabekwe from Shebahonaning (colonially known as Killarney, Ontario) and currently residing in Toronto.

In partnership with Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD - CULTURE SHIFTS is a documentary series at OCAD University. Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, room 258 (George Reid House), 100 McCaul St. Toronto
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/353182182212113/
Cost: 
FREE
"Six Miles Deep" Ultramarine blue text and image of flags blowing in the wind on white background

Urban Animal Ecology: Mary Anne Barkhouse in conversation with Susan Fleming

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:30pm

Urban Animal Ecology
Wednesday, March 6
6:30 p.m.

Free

Onsite Gallery
199 Richmond St. West

Presentations and conversation with artist Mary Anne Barkhouse and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming
Free public event as part of Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever

A new carnivore has slipped unnoticed into cities across the Eastern seaboard from Toronto to Montreal to Boston and even New York. Scientists say it is one of the most adaptable mammals on the planet but what surprises them most is how this remarkable creature manages to live right alongside us but just out of view. We share our parks, our streets even our backyards with these wild animals, that both fascinate and baffle scientists, but few of us have ever seen a coywolf.

Please join us for a public conversation between exhibiting artist Mary Anne Barkhouse and nature filmmaker Susan Fleming, on the topic of urban animal ecology.

Mary Anne Barkhouse's work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke considerations of the self as a response to history and environment.

Susan Fleming is an award-winning nature filmmaker with expertise on animal wildlife. Her 2014 documentary, Meet the Coywolf, addresses the coywolf: a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf which is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. 

 

How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others  ̶including the ‘natural’ world  ̶as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.

 

Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in Vancouver, BC but has strong ties to both coasts, as her mother is from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation of Alert Bay, BC and her father is of German and British descent, from Nova Scotia. As a result of her personal and family experience with land and water stewardship, Barkhouse’s work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke consideration of the self as a response to history and environment. She currently resides in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.

 

Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.

 

Installation view: Mary Anne Barkhouse; Treats for Coyote; 2018; bronze, wood, velvet, glass and porcelain; 74” x 22” x 42”. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. West)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2275097336036896/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Installation view: Mary Anne Barkhouse; Treats for Coyote; 2018; bronze, wood, velvet, glass and porcelain; 74” x 22” x 42”. Pho

INAATE/SE/

INAATE/SE/
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:45pm

Indigenous Visual Culture at OCADU in partnership with Culture Shifts (OCAD U’s Documentary Series) and Vertical Features (Ryerson University) present a screening of;

INAATE/SE/
[it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]

Wednesday, September 27
6:45 – 9pm
Room 190 (Auditorium), 100 McCaul, Toronto, ON

The free public screening will be followed by a Q&A with the directors in conversation with artist Bonnie Devine, INVC program founder and OCAD U Faculty.

Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s new film re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. A kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experi...mental forms, INAATE/SE/ transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With acute geographic specificity, and grand historical scope, the film fixes its lens between the sacred and the profane to pry open the construction of contemporary indigenous identity.

INAATE/SE/ premiered at the closing night of MoMA's Doc Fortnight last February and has been playing at festivals across N. America. We're planning a tour of the film this fall at universities, micro-cinemas, and community organizations in and around the Great Lakes. 

“OCAD’s Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change”

“Vertical Features is a film series at Ryerson U with hopes to promote vital non-fiction film and video that has had little or no Toronto exposure, including documentary, essay films, hybrid experiments, and artists’ moving image, placing contemporary films in dialogue with historical rediscoveries.”

trailer: http://www.inaatese.com/trailer/
website:
http://www.inaatese.com/
facebook:
facebook.com/inaatese

The program is supported though the Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD U.

Venue & Address: 
Room 190 (Auditorium), 100 McCaul, Toronto, ON
Website: 
http://www.inaatese.com/trailer/
http://www.inaatese.com/
facebook.com/inaatese

Isaac Julien: Rethinking Space

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum and Images Festival, OCAD University Graduate Studies presents a public screening of "Isaac Julien: Rethinking Space". 

Isaac Julien is a multi-award winning British artist and filmmaker based in London. Many of his films, including the two screened, are immersive multi-screen experiences that reflect on the past and project the future, touching on themes of identity, diaspora, memory, and representation.

With support from Isaac Julien's studio, this event will feature two short films, Baltimore (2003) and Fantôme Afrique (2005), followed by a panel discussion.

Venue & Address: 
Room 190 (Auditorium), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/931649250304943/
Cost: 
FREE
Rethinking Space image graphic

UNDERGROUND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE FUNNEL FILM COLLECTIVE

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

FREE SCREENING

Hot off the press, this new book offers an oral history collage of Toronto’s underground movie collective. They built four theatres, fought censorship, made artist’s films, published catalogues, ran an art gallery, showed and distributed movies from around the world. Here at last is the story told by people who were there. 235 pages. Published by the Canadian Film Institute

Free viewing of 5 essential movies, plus a free book. Please join us for a luxurious screening of a handful of artist’s movies that look at the revolution in Nicaragua, feminist construction zones, and a Ukranian survivor of the Second World War.

Ville - quelle ville? by Midi Onodera 4 min. 1984

DP2 by Peter Dudar 16 min, 2014

The Iconography of Venus by Annette Mangaard 5 min, 1987

Eye of the Mask (excerpt) by Judith Doyle 27 min, 1985

Canada Mini-Notes by Jim Anderson 15 min, 1974

 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

6:30 pm • TIFF Lightbox, 350 King Street

Venue & Address: 
TIFF Lightbox, 350 King Street
Cost: 
Free
Underground book cover