On view May 11–June 16, 2018
Please join us Friday, May 11th for the first day of Scott Benesiinaabandan’s Animiikikaa 10-97. PAVED Arts will host an informal meet and greet with the artist from 7 to 9 PM.
Animiikikaa 10-97 is a 3-channel audio installation originally commissioned by the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The installation, featuring a woman speaking clearly in the Anishinaabe language, develops the notion that the particular sonorous qualities of indigenous spoken word is unfamiliar to the vast majority of people who live in its native country. Benesiinaabandan’s gesture also reflects upon a recent history in which the Anishinaabe language was actively subjugated, such that placing it into the public sphere constitutes a political act in itself.
Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinaabe intermedia artist that works primarily in photography,video, audio and printmaking. Scott has completed an international residencies at Parramatta Artist Studios in Australia, Context Gallery in Derry, North of Ireland, and University Lethbridge/Royal Institute of Technology iAIR residency, along with international collaborative projects in both the U.K and Ireland. Scott is currently based in Montreal, where he is completing a MFA in Photography and a year long Canada Council New Media Production grant through OBx Labs/Ab-TeC and Initiative for Indigenous Futures where he is currently investigating virtual reality as a medium.
Closing Reception: Friday, June 15, 2018 at 8pm
Everyone welcome. This reception is in conjunction with The National Indigenous Media Arts Gathering: Listen, Witness, Transmit, June 12-15, 2018.