Soundings, An Exhibition in Five Parts at the Agnes Etherington in Kingston, Ontario is co-curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson and opens January 5, 2019. Soundings artists include Raven Chacon and Cristóbal Martínez, Sebastian De Line, Camille Georgeson-Usher, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Kite, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Ogimaa Mikana, Peter Morin, Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Heidi Senungetuk, Olivia Whetung and Tania Willard.
"The scores take the form of video, objects, graphic notation, museological objects, and written instructions. At different moments during the exhibition these scores are activated by musicians, dancers, performers and members of the public, gradually filling the gallery and surrounding public spaces with sound and action."
The curators and I have worked with Manitoba Museum to install a Mckenzie-Delta Inuvialuit rain gut parka in the Agnes Etherington for the exhibition. This cultural belonging is a part of the HBC Collection at the Manitoba Museum. I visited the rain gut parka in September, 2018. In relation to the rain gut parka is a text work I've made.
Soundings is accompanied by a postcard publication of scores designed by Sébastien Aubin and a public listening series entitled “Against Hungry Listening,” as well as public art installations.
The rain gut parka will become a score for a performance I am developing with dancers, Ceinwen Gobert and Danah Rosales, and composer/musician, Laura Ortman through an open rehearsal process. This new performance will be presented at the Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts Sunday, March 24, 2019. The open rehearsal times and dates can be found here: