To celebrate asinnajaq, Kite and Dayna Danger’s exhibition When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan on display at Plug In ICA, the artists have created a special edition shirt available in limited quantities through the Plug In ICA shop.
The 3rd run of these shirts are available starting September 9th, 2022 at the Prairie Art Book Fair
Inspired by grindcore aesthetic, the design features distinct hand drawn text by asinnajaq and the rock formation used in Kite’s installation Iron Road.
asinnajaq is a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and curator based in Montreal, QC. asinnajaq's practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working with other artists, friends and family. In 2016 she worked with the National Film Board of Canada's archive to source historical and contemporary Inuit films and colonial representations of Inuit in film. The footage she pulled is included in her short film "Three Thousand." The film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. asinnajaq was a part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale and was long listed for the prestigious Sobey Art Award in April 2020.
Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit/Queer, Metis/Saulteaux/Polish visual artist raised in so called Winnipeg, MB. Using photography, sculpture, performance and video, Dayna Danger‘s practice questions the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming space with her larger than life scale work. Danger’s current use of BDSM and beading leather fetish masks explores the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender, and power in a consensual and feminist manner. Danger is currently based in Tio'tia:ke. Danger holds a MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Danger has exhibited her work in Santa Fe, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Peterborough, North Bay, Vancouver, Edmonton and Banff. Danger currently serves as a board member for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC/CCA).
Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition, an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School, and is a PhD candidate at Concordia University. Kite’s scholarship and practice highlight contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Her performances, compositions, sculptures and sound installations showcase the use of experimentation in new media and digital technologies that touch on issues such as nonhuman and human intelligence, the ethics of extractive technologies, and software design. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fibre sculptures, immersive video and sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records. For the inaugural 2019 Toronto Art Biennial, Kite, with Althea Thauberger, produced an installation, Call to Arms, which features audio and video recordings of their rehearsals with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) York, which also consisted of a live performance with the conch shell sextet, who played the four musical scores composed by Kite. Kite has also published extensively in several journals and magazines, including in The Journal of Design and Science (MIT Press), where the award winning article, “Making Kin with Machines,” co-authored with Jason Lewis, Noelani Arista, and Archer Pechawis, was featured. Currently, she is a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures.
Plug In ICA supports the renewed calls from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, in recognition of the children whose remains were found on the former sites of the Indian Residential Schools on
Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nation, Cowessess First Nation, Ktunaxa Nation and the community of ʔaqam, Penelakut Tribe territory and for all the children who never came home.
24-HOUR CRISIS LINE FOR RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SURVIVORS: 1 (866) 925-4419
The "Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre is a strength and value-based family resource organization delivering community-based programs and services within the philosophy embodied in our name. Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre believes in accountability, transparency and effective use of resources. For us, this means working together with our families, our partners, funders and governments to create community based solutions that build local capacity for self-care." You can learn more about the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre at https://www.mamawi.com/
The Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad is "a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Winnipeg." They state "all our initiatives recognize that youth are most vulnerable when they have no safe place to turn for help. Our programs target harm reduction, crisis intervention, education and stabilization for young people at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, sexual exploitation, family conflict, placement breakdown, and mental health crises. We also work to build a sense of connection and belonging for youth at risk, to strengthen the youth voice within our community and reduce the social isolation they experience. Our strong history of providing innovative and culturally informed programs to under-served communities is part of a positive path towards a better future for our city’s Indigenous and at-risk youth." You can learn more about Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad at https://ndinawe.ca/about/
Visit www.orangeshirtday.org for more information about Orange Shirt Day and its efforts to share the experiences of Residential School Survivors.
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