Alternative Cinema: We All Seemed to be Having the Same Dreams
The Videos of Sky Hopinka - Hopinka in Person!
One of the most exciting new voices in cinema today, Sky Hopinka’s videos focus on indigenous language and politics, familial connection, gender identity, memory, and landscape. Framing discrete indigenous identities through a process called ethnopoetics, described by Almudena Escobar López as “a response against the ethnographic gaze that has long objectified indigenous people,” Hopinka “confronts ethnography through poetry and the capacity of learning from a point of not-knowing…a process focused on the sensitive, emergent, and open-ended qualities of exploration, begging for questions rather than answers.” Over the course of these videos, Hopinka engages in a mysterious form of portraiture, directed variously at the two-spirit camp at Standing Rock, Native activist Diane Burns, and the on-going life of the Hocak language.
Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00pm
Little Hall, 105, Golden Auditorium