imagineNATIVE Invites You to Experience the Future
FREE DROP-IN VIEWING
12pm-3pm and 4pm-8pm Thursday-Saturday
12pm-3pm and 3:30pm-6pm on Sunday
At TIFF Lightbox, 350 King St. W, Toronto
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imagineNATIVE has partnered with TIFF, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures to commission five Indigenous filmmakers and artists to create VR projects set in the year 2167, 150 years from the present day! Three works from this virtual reality project are now available for FREE public viewing throughout the fall.
The three works include Danis Goulet's The Hunt, Scott Benesiinaabandan's Blueberry Pie Under the Martian Sky, and Postcommodity's Each Branch Determined. The two remaining works - by Jeff Barnaby and Kent Monkman - will premiere at the 18th imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (October 18-22, 2017), where all five works will be presented together.
Envisioned by imagineNATIVE's Artistic Director Jason Ryle, 2167 presents unprecedented visions of the future created by some of the leading Indigenous media artists working today.
2167 has been supported by the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Harbinger Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Each Branch Determined
Imagining northern New Mexico 150 years in the future, where American Indian and Xicano pueblos work collaboratively to exercise communal and regional self-determination, Each Branch Determined echoes sci-fi conventions of an apocalyptic future that gradually reveal themselves to be a series of managed processes intended to restore and manage the land and its resources,
The Hunt imagines a postwar North America in 2167 that lies in ruin, where the law is enforced by a fleet of automated orbs that patrol the skies. When an orb interferes with a man and his son on a goose hunt on sovereign Mohawk territory, it forces an altercation.
Blueberry Pie Under A Martian Sky
Bringing to life a prophetic Anishinaabe legend about a young boy who travels through a wormhole back to his people's place of origin, Blueberry Pie Under the Martian Sky also addresses concerns about the revitalization, growth and evolution of the Anishinaabe language.