On Loneliness - Post Colonial Vagaries

09.24.17

It’s a lonely thought that outside of the safe harbors of reservations, towns, circles of friends, and remembrances of what was and could be, are whole other worlds that at the same time are familiar yet foreign. We don’t just walk in two worlds - it’s never that easy - we dip in and out of so many. Our accents change, our dialect shifts, our bodies become larger or smaller, our voices become meek or loud, and our jokes become softer and more benign, or harsher, meaner, and morbid. It can be lonely, but there’s freedom in being alone. Within that freedom is a way to find others who have already said what you’ve said, have thought the ideas that you’ve thought and are doing things you didn’t know could be done. It's a relief - and a beginning.

Programmed by Sky Hopinka, this screening combines a selection of his own films alongside pieces that have had a significant influence on his work.

Sky Hopinka is a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. He was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside, California, and Portland, Oregon and is currently based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Portland he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His work centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and facets of culture contained within, and the play between the accessibility of the known and the unknowable.

WAWA
by Sky Hopinka
2014, digital projection

THOUGHT SHE NEVER SPOKE, THIS IS WHERE HER VOICE WOULD HAVE BEEN
by Lindsay McIntyre
2008, digital projection

WE BEGAN BY MEASURING DISTANCE
by Basma Alsharif
2009, digital projection

MOBILIZE
by Caroline Monnet
2015, digital projection

WHERE SHE STOOD IN THE FIRST PLACE
by Lindsay McIntyre
2010, digital projection

ANTI-OBJECTS, OR SPACE WITHOUT PATH OR BOUNDARY
by Sky Hopinka
2017, digital projection

Total Running Time: 60min

Sky will be in attendance for a post-screening conversation.