Indigenous Land-based Digital Worlding AR Artist Panel Discussion

In-Person at Agnes
26 August 2023
12–2 pm

Connected to the exhibition Mmaandaawaabi (see a wondrous sight)

Enjoy a conversation with Dolleen Manning, Mary Bunch, Aylan Couchie, Lacey King, Janis Rain Migwas, Ann Michels Riley, Lisa Myers, Archer Aaron Saulteaux, Quinn Hopkins, Casey Kozycan, Preston Buffalo, Dan Jackson, Briah King, Cedar Jackson, Justin Jackson and Jorge de Olivera. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition Mmaandaawaabi (see a wondrous sight) features the work of Preston Buffalo, Dallas Flett-Wapash, Quinn Hopkins and Casey Koyczan, four Indigenous artists whose digital practice reflects upon and engages with Indigenous worldviews and epistemologies through new media and AR technology. Through their work and your phone, the artists invite you into their sculpturally immersive worlds to view and engage with artworks reflecting an Indigenous perspective on land, language, cosmology and contemporary realities.

The exhibition kicks off a week-long experimental Indigenous AR gathering. Structured by principles of Anishinaabe pedagogy, the gathering centres on non-hierarchical interconnectivity and methods such as intergenerational mentorship, oral traditions, embodied knowing and land-based pedagogy. Upon completion of the gathering, works created by participating artists will be added to this exhibition.

Sponsors: SSHRC Connection Grant, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Peripheral Visions Co-Lab (York University and Queen’s University), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) at Queen’s University, Native Women in the Arts, MITACS, York University Department of Cinema and Media Arts, VISTA: Vision Science to Application (York University).
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