North of South / Norte del Sur

Francisco Huichaqueo, Casey Koyczan, Alejandro Valbuena  | CANADA/Chile/Colombia |
2017 | 16 MIN | Experimental

Friday 20 October 2017 | 3:45 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
World Premiere

Screening as part of Receptors


North of South / Norte del Sur is the visual and sonic reflections of a group of Indigenous artists coming together from Chile, Northwest Territories, Six Nations, Mexico and Colombia. Produced as part of TerritAur(i)al Imprints, imagineNATIVE’s three-week audio-art focused collaborative exchange in Palomino, Colombia, the participating artists offer a visual and aural representation of their time together as they initiated and forged a relationship with South American territories and their own creative energies. Written by Janet Rogers. 


Francisco Huichaqueo (Mapuche) is a visual artist and filmmaker whose work approaches the social landscape, history, culture, and cosmovision of his Mapuche people. He is also an academic who teaches at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile.


Inspired by history, culture, and their interactions with the human world and technology, Casey Koyczan’s (Tlicho Dene) art seeks to bridge the gap between visual and audio, while subtly recognizing Indigenous values and politics.  


Alejandro Valbuena (Awawak-Kogi) was born in Colombia and moved to Canada at the end of the 20th century. His short work has screened at imagineNATIVE and he’s worked on two seasons of the Netflix series Narcos. He recently established and launched the Shain Wüunu Experimental Arts Centre in Palomino, Colombia.