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Call for Chapters: Book on Indigenous representation in Canada’s Media Arts

Posted by in Academix, Indigenous Art

Image above: Dana Claxton’s The Mustang Suite, image courtesy: http://alternatorcentre.com/explore_art/archives/exhibition/exhibitions_2008/edges_of_diversity/dana_claxton_the_mustang_suite/ CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS Insiders/Outsiders: The Cultural Politics and Ethics of Indigenous Representation and Participation in Canada’s Media Arts Edited by Ezra Winton and Dana Claxton Abstracts due: May 31st, 2017 Submissions sent to: insidersoutsidersbook AT gmail DOT com While the question of Indigenous authenticity (and related ethics) surrounding Joseph Boyden has captured much media attention in Canada, ongoing structural and instrumental issues and struggles around how Indigenous peoples and stories are represented, and who is doing the representing—from production…read more

Curating the North: Documentary Screening Ethics and Inuit Representation in (Festival) Cinema

Posted by in Doc Side, Indigenous Art

This article was originally published at ArtThreat.net on December 17, 2015. Documentary festivals are certainly not immune to scandal and controversy, and this year’s RIDM, which took place in Montreal in November 2015, was no exception. Following on the heels of the festival’s public screenings of Dominic Gagnon’s film Of the North, Inuit artists like Tanya Tagaq and Alethea Arnaquq-Baril took to social media to express their dismay, anger and frustration over the inclusion of an ethically problematic film in the festival’s program. The resulting fallout revealed a deep chasm…read more