Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Towards a Practice of Decolonial Listening: Sounding the Margins
Free, registration is required.
When: Thu, Nov. 21 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver
Additional Info: Co-presented by the SFU Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, SFU Galleries, SFU President's Office, SFU Office of the Vice President-Research, NSERC, and SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement.
This event is part of the SFU President's Colloquium on Creative Ecologies: Reimaginine the World
This event features Candice Hopkin's talk titled: "Towards a Practice of Decolonial Iistening: Sounding the Margins."
In the early 70s, composer R. Murray Schafer stated, "We have no earlids, we are condemned to listen." In the visual arts we are so conditioned by our eyes that we forgot about our ears, but while we can't close our ears, it doesn't mean that we listen to everything that is being said? In other words, how can we practice a listening without an intend of what we might want to hear? Through sound, activism and art, this talk will look at how Indigenous peoples are responding to extraction economies and the climate crisis.
Candice Hopkins is a Tlingit curator and writer originally from Whitehorse, Yukon and based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was co-curator of the SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada, August, 2018, and is co-curator of the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, May-Nov. 2019, which features the media work of Isuma Productions, a collective based in Igloolik and Montreal, Canada. She was a curator for documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. Her writing is published widely and recent essays include “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind and “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier” for the documenta 14 Reader. She has lectured on contemporary art, sound, indigeneity, native economies, and vernacular architecture at such venues as Witte de With, WIELS, Tate Modern, Dak’Art Biennale, Artists Space, Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Canada. She is the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art and the 2016 the Prix pour un essai critique sur l’art contemporain by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Hopkins is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.
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