Performance: Geometry of Knowing: Jeneen Frei Njootli and Kara Uzelman
Wednesday, January 14 2015, 7pm
Audain Gallery, Vancouver
This performance is happening at the opening reception of Geometry of Knowing.
Jeneen Frei Njootli will perform with handmade instruments crafted from female vadzaih (caribou) that embrace and disrupt the hybridity of the Athabascan fiddle in Vuntut Gwitchin culture. In an environment specially prepared by artist Jacob Gleeson (Tent Shop), Kara Uzelman will provide hospitality with brews that she grew and wildcrafted in Saskatchewan following research into traditions of medicinal fermentation and psychotropic experimentation at the University of Regina.
Jeneen Frei Njootli produces mixed media, audio, performance and installation works in addition to working on community based projects. A member of the Vuntut Gwitchin Nation in northern Yukon, Frei Njootli holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and is working towards her MFA from the University of British Columbia. She is a core member of the ReMatriate collective and currently sits on the Board of Directors of grunt gallery, Vancouver. The artist has lived and exhibited across Canada. She is currently a grateful, uninvited guest on unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Skwxwu7mesh territories.
Kara Uzelman was born in Vancouver (Canada) in 1978. The artist lives and works in Vancouver. Kara Uzelman graduated at Emily Carr University in 2004. Her solo exhibitions include: Warblers, AKA Gallery (with Jeffrey Allport), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, (2012); Si vous recevez ceci, vous serez bientí´t couverts de gloire, Le Commissariat Paris, (2011); If you receive this, you will soon bask in glory, Mercer Union - A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art Toronto, (2010); Fire Watcher, Liste 09 Basel (2009); The Cavorist Projects, Sommer & Kohl Berlin, (2009); Fire Watcher, The Bodgers’ and Kludgers’ Art Parlour Vancouver, (2007); You look like you whereas I tend to look like me, Art Projects Gallery Regina, (2005); Clubhouse, Access Artist Run Center Vancouver, (2005).
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