Feb 26 - Mar 9, 2018
Artspace and Trent University present
Phantom, stills & vibrations
Lara Kramer (Oji-Cree) of Lara Kramer Danse, is the 2017-18 Trent University Ashley Fellow Artist In Residence. The two-week residency will see Kramer present the immersive installation Phantom, stills & vibrations at Artspace. In addition to the installation, Kramer will host a series of free workshops, teachings and lectures that are open to all members of the public.
Mar 16 - Apr 16, 2018
“Jeneen Frei Njootli’s sounds tell stories, a sure sense of presence. They are stories of hooves on the earth, of interspecies whispers, and of the sacred place where life begins. Stories of bodies feeding other bodies. Stories of survival.
- Olivia Whetung
Vuntut Gwitchin artist Jeneen Frei Njootli’s artistic practice engages directly with Gwich`in territory and culture through the artist’s lived experience and land based practices. Frei Njootli defines this as bushed theory - “a radical, grassroots way of being; one that requires getting some caribou blood and fiss guts on your hands.” Frei Njootli realizes this land-based methodology in the gallery by working with sounds, dust, grease, and power tools. The traces and residues of Frei Njootli’s sonic landscapes and physical markings remain once the artist’s body leaves the gallery space, reminding us of the artist’s labour, presence, and motion.
Presented in partnership with Public Energy, Peterborough, Ontario’s animator of contemporary dance, theatre, performance, and interdisciplinary work.