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Spark: A Fireside Artist Talk feat. Bracken Hanuse Corlett
September 29, 2016- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
grunt gallery presents Spark: Fireside Artist Talks in the Longhouse at the Native Education College held on (approximately) the 3rd Thursday of every month from 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm.
This informal lunch-hour talk is hosted by a series of artists who push at the boundaries of the traditional and the contemporary. How do their creations offer insight into broader issues that Indigenous people are faced with in the world today? What sorts of barriers or challenges exist for these artists? What strategies do they use to overcome these challenges?
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Bracken Hanuse Corlett is an interdisciplinary artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He began working in theatre and performance 16 years ago, before transitioning to a practice that fuses digital-media, audio-visual performance, writing, painting, sculpture and drawing. His work combines traditional Indigenous iconography and history with new media and concepts that exist within cyclical space. He is the co-founder of the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival. Over the last five years he has performed across the country as a member of the audio-visual collective Skookum Sound System and currently in the DJ/VJ duo See Monsters. He is a graduate of the En’owkin Centre of Indigenous Art and went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for a B.F.A. in Visual Arts. He has also studied Northwest Coast art, carving and design from acclaimed Heiltsuk artists Bradley Hunt and his sons Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt.
Some of his notable exhibitions, performances and screenings have been at grunt gallery, the Museum of Anthropology, Unit PITT Projects, Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancouver), Three Walls Gallery (Chicago), Ottawa International Animation Festival, SAW Gallery (Ottawa), Royal BC Museum, Open Space (Victoria), Winnipeg Art Gallery, Urban Shaman (Winnipeg), Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective, Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina), Atlantic Film Festival, Tidal Force – Independent Media Arts Alliance (Halifax), Art Mur, Sommets du Cinéma D’animation (Montreal), ImagineNative, Toronto International Film Festival, Music Gallery (Toronto).
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This recurring event is always FREE, and all are welcome to attend. Bring your own lunch or purchase from the NEC’s small canteen.