Installation Preview: Transmissions Part II

Lisa Jackson (Anishinaabe)

Curated / Produced by Tania Thompson

Featuring performances by Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin), Raven Chacon (Diné) and Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache)

Live Filming and Performance, Media Installation

Wallace Studios, 258 Wallace Avenue
Friday, October 20, 9:30pm, as part of Art Crawl 
Free shuttle will be provided from 401 Richmond Street West to Wallace Studios at 9pm
and return to 401 following the performance. First come, first seated.


In June 2018, filmmaker Lisa Jackson will debut Transmissions, her first art exhibition, featuring three large-scale media installations that explore the power of Indigenous languages. Join us for a unique behind-the-scenes studio visit to preview Part II’s shadow city as well as watching the filming of “Unearthed,” a live performance that will be a centrepiece of the installation, starring Jeneen Frei Njootli and live scored by Raven Chacon and Laura Ortman.

Transmissions addresses the ways we orient ourselves in different environments – both through our sensorial experience as well as language and storytelling. Transmissions creates three immersive worlds that allow viewers to untether from their contemporary urban surroundings and employs elements of Indigenous Futurism to take viewers on a journey that feels past and future, familiar and foreign, concrete and magical.

Lisa Jackson’s award-winning film work often crosses genres and includes documentary, animation, virtual reality and a musical. She frequently tackles challenging subjects with poetry and even humour, and aims to shift tired frameworks to reveal something fresh, visceral and worthwhile. Lisa’s work has screened at festivals internationally and on many TV networks in Canada and has garnered her a Genie award (for SAVAGE, commissioned as part of imagineNATIVE’s first Embargo Collective). She works in fiction and documentary and her current projects include a one-hour documentary for CBC, a large-scale media installation, a VR piece and an IMAX film.