imagineNATIVE is proud to co-present a new interactive art work by the groundbreaking Native American artist collective Postcommodity (www.postcommodity.com) at this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto.
As part of this installation, Postcommodity is seeking Aboriginal artists, writers, musicians, performers and community leaders to perform key roles in their work, Radiophonic Territory (Nocturne). This is an amazing opportunity to collaborate with one of the world’s leading multi-media Indigenous artist collectives. Interested candidates must be in Toronto for Nuit Blanche on October 1 & 2, 2011. An honorarium will be provided for collaborating performers.
Radiophonic Territory (Nocturne) is a large-scale architectural sound installation activated by a collaborative performance involving people from Toronto’s Indigenous community. The installation consists of suspended natural fibre ropes woven into a three-dimensional pattern inspired by Iroquoian and Ojibwe tribal geometries.
This is where you come in. The radio waves from a live, anonymous FM transmitter attached to an on-site “confessional booth” will animate these ropes as you give your confession. The confessions are intended to be individual, familial and Indigenous community responses to the history of institutional violence and colonization, to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and to the effort to reveal truth, while working towards healing and reconciliation. It might take the form of a true confession, a personal story, or a musical performance. Postcommodity wants to hear your ideas.
The goal of the work is to provide a stage for Indigenous people to confess their respective truths and experiences to the city of Toronto, to honour Indigenous voices and to amplify them with the beauty of a unified hum, or song, resulting from their collective voices.
TIME: One hour between the hours of 7 pm – 7 am
DATE: October 1 -2, 2011
LOCATION: Victoria Collage Chapel (2nd Floor, Room 213 – Victoria College Building 91 Charles Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7)
An honorarium will be provided for collaborating performers.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 31, 2011
All interested parties should contact email@example.com, with the subject line: Radiophonic Territory (Nocturne), for more information.
Please submit your idea (no more than one-page) to the same address: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Radiophonic Territory (Nocturne).