Critical Writing Index

First Nations Curatorial Incubator v.3

by Lisa Steele

Toronto: Vtape, 2005

This edition of The Curatorial Incubator is in collaboration with the imagineNATIVE Festival. This edition supported two programmes curated by Zoe Hopkins and Wanda Nanibush.

For the first programme, Nanibush dissects the Indigenous comic spirit of oral and written cultural literatures and how this has become increasingly present within Indigenous films. She refers to this as a move toward the tragicomedy - a possible hint of healing within the way Indigenous histories are told through film.

The second programme, curated by Hopkins, analyzes the evolution of stories as they are passed through generations. These stories hold history, but also teach lessons and skills, and as they get passed along, they develop and change, taking on new passages and ideas from other forms of media and experiences. As this happens, these original narratives disappear.

Contents: Curator Biographies; Introduction; Wanda Nanibush, Indigenous Tragicomedy; Zoe Hopkins, Evolution of a Story.

ITEM 2005.219 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Indigenous ComedyWanda Nanibush

Green BushWarwick Thornton

Tama TuTaika Waititi

Wagon BurnerTerrance Houle

The Evolution of a StoryZoe Hopkins

Red Buffalo SkydiveJude Norris

PrideMichelle Ryan & Jessica Salo

Karli Jalangu - Boomerang TodayDavid Tranter & Allan Collins

Goodnight IreneSterlin Harjo