Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Colonial Stress Disorder: Imaging a Way Out

Toronto: Co-presented by Native Women in the Arts and the Women’s Art Resource Centre

(post) Colonial Stress Disorder: Imaging a Way Out
Emerging Aboriginal Artists Video Screenings
Curated by Wanda Nanibush
This program will feature the screening of six short films by six emerging Indigenous voices within media arts today. The screenings will be introduced by curator Wanda Nanibush with an essay on Post Colonial Stress Disorder and will be followed by an audience/curator Q&A.
Wanda Nanibush (Anishinabe-kwe from Beausoleil First Nation) is an independent curator, writer and emerging artist living in Ottawa.
Date: Saturday December 1, 2007Location: Women’s Arts Resource Centre (WARC) Gallery401 Richmond Street West, Suite 122, Toronto
Time: 3-4pm
Admission: Free *Refreshments will be served. Please join us, everyone welcome.
Divided by Zero. Danis Goulet, Canada, 2006, 16:17, video.Portrait in Motion. Nadia Myre, Canada, 2002, 2:21, video.Love & Numbers. Thirza Cuthand, Canada, 2004, 9:00, video.
Swallow. Ariel Lightningchild, Canada, 2002, 11:00, video.
The Weave. Cherie Valentina Stocken, Canada, 2005, 5:36, video.
Prayer for a Good Day. Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Canada, 2003, 12:12, video.
The Knot Between. Cherie Valentina Stocken, Canada, 2006, 5:14, video. Filmmakers:
Danis Goulet’s short films have screened at numerous festivals in Canada and around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Native American Film + Video Festival in New York, and the Message Sticks Film Festival in Sydney, Australia. She sits on the Board of the Images Festival, the Visual/Media Arts Committee of the Toronto Arts Council, and the programming committee of the Worldwide Short Film Festival. Danis is Métis, originally from northern Saskatchewan. Divided by Zero is Danis’s second short drama. Nadia Myre is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been the recipient of the prestigious Eiteljorg fellowship and her work is in the Council Art Bank, Canadian Museum of Civilation, and the Indian Art Centre and many other collections. Myre has made four short videos. Thirza Cuthand was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1978, and grew up a Cree Scots Irish bipolar butch lesbian two spirited boy/girl thingamabob in Saskatoon. She has produced award winning experimental videos and films on low to no budget exploring issues of identity, race, sexuality, relationships, ageism, and mental health. Her work has been shown at the Walter Art Centre, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Oberhausen International Short Film festival, the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, The Women's Television Network, MIX NY, the Walter Phillips Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, the MIX Brasil festival of Sexual Diversity, and many other places. She majored in film and video at Emily Carr Insititute of Art & Design. Ariel Lighteningchild is from the Cree/Ojibway First Nations. She is also Roma and Jewish. She was born a few years ago on Coast Salish land commonly known as Vancouver. Ariel has written, directed and produced four video shorts and one super 8 short film. Her videos have screened at festivals and events around North America and overseas. Cherie Valentina Stocken’s work deals with issues of cultural convergence and the role history plays in defining cultural relationships. Stocken has received her BFA from the University of British Columbia and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. It is Cherie’s goal to continue to inspire social change throughout her art career. Cherie is of Indigenous and European ancestry.Zoe Leigh Hopkins graduated in 1997 from Ryerson with a B.A.A. in Film. Zoe was a Fellow at the Sundance Institute's January 2004 Screenwriter's Lab with her feature script, Cherry Blossoms. Her short film Prayer for a Good Day had its world premiere at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Zoe is Heiltsuk from Bella Bella and Mohawk from Six Nations. Distributors:Groupe Intervention Video5505, boul. St-Laurent bureau 3015 Montréal (Québec) H2T 1S6 tél (514) 271-5506 fax (514) 271-6980 Swallow Vtape Distribution401 Richmond Street West, Suite 452Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8416.351.1317416.351.1509Wanda Vanderstoop Titles: Divided by Zero, Prayer for a Good Day, The Knot Between, The Weave, Love & Numbers Nadia Myre 284 2444 Title: Portrait in Motion

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