Sky Hopinka: Translations and Transmutations
2015-17, Sky Hopinka, USA, ca. 60 min.
- Thu, Mar 16th 6:00pm
A Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Sky Hopinka creates sublime polyrhythmic works that draw upon his history and identity. He presents a selection of recent works built around ideas of homeland, language, and landscape. In the dazzling ANTI-OBJECTS, OR SPACE WITHOUT PATH OR BOUNDARY (2016), audio of one of the last speakers of Chinuk Wawa, a Native American language from the Pacific Northwest, echoes over images of memorials and contemporary structures around the city of Portland, Oregon, that have complicated connections to the Chinookan people who have lived there for thousands of years. In a new work, filmed at the site of the Standing Rock resistance, the land is at once living and abstracted through history, politics, and money. Also on the program are I’LL REMEMBER YOU AS YOU WERE, NOT AS WHAT YOU’LL BECOME (2016), VISIONS OF AN ISLAND (2015), and JÁAJI APPROX. (2015), among others. In English, Hočak, Aleut, and Chinuk Wawa with some English subtitles. Digital file. (George Price)
Presented in collaboration with Video Data Bank (VDB) as part of the organization’s 40th Anniversary Year.
MARCH 16: Sky Hopinka will be present for audience discussion.