Darlene Naponse: bi mookseg | surfacing

15 January 2016 TO 21 February 2016


Art Gallery of Sudbury | Galerie d'art de Sudbury

251 rue John Street
Sudbury, ON
P3E 1P9

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Darlene Naponse


Deanna Nebenionquit

bi mookseg | surfacing is a multi-layered video exhibition featuring works by Darlene Naponse who uses film, photography and poetry to present contemporary First Nation stories and ideas. bi mookseg | surfacing explores the relationship between Mother Earth and human activity. Five works, including the short film mooshkamo, surface in between two worlds following a young Indigenous woman as she contemplates two paths: the orange glow of an industrialized city or the towering pines of the bush. Accompanying mooshkamo, the surface in between two worlds is a series of micro-landscape videos showing the changing landscapes on the Reserve. bi mookseg | surfacing is a provincial award winner of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. It received the award for “Exhibition of the Year, Budget under $10,000” citing Darlene Naponse (artist) and Deanna Nebenionquit (curator). Darlene Naponse is an Anishnaabe filmmaker, writer and video artist living and working in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Whitefish Lake First Nation) west of Sudbury, Ontario.

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