The Feather Presents: Confessions of a Clown Society

The Feather Presents: Confessions of a Clown Society

The Feather Presents: Confessions of a Clown Society

On view at PAVED Arts March 19–April 24, 2021

For in-person visits, please email artistic@pavedarts.ca at least 24-hours in advance to book your exhibition viewing. Appointments are available Tuesday to Friday, between noon to 5:30pm in half-hour blocks, capacity of 5 people per appointment.

“This is a gallery about a mystical place that used to be, but now… is. The Feather presents a clown society in its contemporary form. We aim to make people laugh but also walk away feeling a little informed about the media around them. Armed with our satire and razor sharp wit, we present a gallery highlighting the work we have done and also the clowns that have come before us. This gallery is our confession to the world on how and why we do it.” –The Feather

The Feather is collectively comprised of stand-up comedians and media artists based out of Saskatoon, who share an aptitude for delivering incisive social/political commentary “with an indigenous slant.” Their group has been producing content since May of 2018, and has grown into a multimedia production company that creates videos and content for consumption on the internet. For the duration of this exhibition at PAVED Arts, the main gallery space will be transformed into a showcase for The Feather, combining a retrospective look at past video work alongside on-the-spot media production. 

Artist Bios
Editor-in-Chief, Ryan Moccasin:
Ryan Moccasin is an author, satirist, and comedian from Saskatoon. He is currently editor for the online satirical news website called The Feather. His fake news articles and videos have been featured on APTN InFocus and CBC. Ryan’s work has garnered over thousands of views and impressions on social media. His recent sci-fi novel “Suicide Empire” was featured on CBC Radio, APTN, and Eagle Feather News. He has also written a Christmas screenplay for the Gordon Tootoosis Native Theatre Company. When not pretending he knows how to write plays, he is also working on his next novel called “Lullaby For Emily” which is slated for release in 2021. Ryan is currently working on an animated series “Sensational Man”. The series was recently chosen to be pitched for content executives at Netflix’s Virtual Pitch Day.Writer/Producer, Shawn Cuthand:
Shawn Cuthand is half Cree, half Mohawk, but all deadly. He got into comedy to honour his storytelling ancestors. He has made appearances at the Winnipeg Fringe, Woke Comedy Hour, Laughter is Medicine in Winnipeg, Comedy Monday Night in Calgary, Trevor’s Pad at YukYuk’s Ottawa and was lucky enough to get drawn out of the bucket on Kill Tony, the #1 live comedy podcast in the world. He recently did his first half hour at Yuk Yuk’s as well. He spent the pandemic performing at socially distanced fire pit parties and now you can see him alongside Danny Knight as hosts of The Real Deadly podcast on CHO? Network. And once pandemic dies down you can bet your flat ass they will be hosting open mic again!Writer/Host, Danny Knight:
Danny is an actor/musician/comedian and correspondent for the satirical newspaper The Feather. He has attended and graduated from GTNT’s Circle of Voices program, youth ensemble, red spirit, and fire spirit programs. Danny held an artist residency at Persephone Theatre where he studied script work, sound design, administration, marketing, and acting. His acting credits include Thunderstick (Globe Theatre), The Shortcuts Festival 2016 (Hardly Art Theatre), Dominion (GTNT), A History of Breathing (Persephone Theatre).Audio/Visual, Muskwa Lerat:
Muskwa is a First Nations artist and producer stationed in Saskatoon, originally from Cowessess First Nation in the Treaty 4 territory. His artistic endeavours began at a young age with the local hip-hop group known as the Unsatisfied Poets. At 22, Muskwa attended the Recording Arts Institute of Saskatoon to further his knowledge in the field of audio recording. Upon graduating, he was one of the co-founding members of The Sound & Silence Collective, a local record label. Over the years Muskwa has stepped into the world of film and has collaborated on a number of projects that have been accepted into film festivals nationally and internationally. Muskwa has been a mentor at the Saskatoon Tribal Council youth film camp since 2016.

 

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