On the occasion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, Ga ni thafeatures Indigenous artists Marcella Ernest, Maria Hupfield and Keli Mashburn. The exhibit is curated by Nancy Marie Mithlo.
Artists Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn present the collaborative photography and film project Ga ni tha. The filmmakers call the piece "a performance of sound that weaves language, song, prayer and land." Brooklyn-based performance artist Maria Hupfield presents Jiimaan (Canoe). Hupfield states, "The canoe embodies balance, relates physically to place, recalls old memories and forges new ones."
Location: We Crociferi Youth Factory & Accommodation, Campo dei Gesuiti, Cannaregio 4878
ACTV: Fondamente Nove or Ca' d'Oro www.we-crociferi.it
May 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11, 2015
10:00am to 9:30pm
Jiimaan performance by Maria Hupfield:
7:30pm on the 7, 8, 9th
Film: 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Ga ni tha symposium: May 11, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Kū Mākua symposium by Kaili Chun and Kapulani Landgraf, Native Hawaiian artists from Hawaiʻi, May 14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ga ni tha: video art with an installation of photography and sound by artists Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn with performance artist Maria Hupfield presenting her newest work titled Jiimaan (Canoe).
Humans, animals and nature are born, mature and die in endless and patterned cycles. Ga ni tha describes the cycles of disorder, order and change that are inherent patterns in the universe. Only by observing and understanding these rules, can we live a balanced life.
The Ga ni tha exhibit is made possible by the generous support from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the Osage Nation Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Autry Museum and Occidental College.