First Nations Curatorial Incubator v.3
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 Comedy – Wanda Nanibush
Green Bush – Warwick Thornton
Tama Tu – Taika Waititi
Wagon Burner – Terrance Houle
The Evolution of a Story – Zoe Hopkins
Red Buffalo Skydive – Jude Norris
Pride – Michelle Ryan & Jessica Salo
Karli Jalangu - Boomerang Today – David Tranter & Allan Collins
Goodnight Irene – Sterlin Harjo