Skawennati, Jingle Dancers Assembled, machinimagraph from TimeTravellerTM, 2008-2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Skawennati, Becoming the Peacemaker, machinimagraph, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Skawennati, Concept for an Iroquois Gallery in the Future, machinimagraph, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

Skawennati

Photo: Roger Lemoyne.

Cultural activity. Elementary schools. Skawennati. The Peacemaker Returns

The Peacemaker Returns (working title) is a sci-fi retelling of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) confederation story and features historical figures such as Tekanawita, Jacques Cartier, and a president addicted to Twitter! Created by Mohawk artist Skawennati, the exhibition includes a short, animation-style movie as well as a “museum of the future.” Together they provide young viewers with an Indigenous perspective on First Nations history and the important contributions that Indigenous people can bring to the societies of tomorrow. A guided tour, discussion, educational games and a workshop will enrich students’ knowledge of First Nations culture, while encouraging them to imagine the world they will inhabit and shape as adults.

VOX’s innovative program of youth exhibitions invites contemporary artists to produce works designed for a specific age group. The workshops accompanying these exhibitions are designed and led by visual arts facillitators.

 

Grades: Elementary school, 1-6
Duration: 1 h 30
Admission: Free

Areas of learning
HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, CULTURE: construct a timeline, interpret illustrated documents, learn about Iroquois culture and become more open to the diversity of societies, etc.
VISUAL ARTS: appreciate works of art and traditional art objects
ETHICS: learn the importance of recognizing others and the pursuit of the common good

Maximum group size: 36 students
Maximum group size (DOUBLE FEATURE): 72 students

For the guided tour and workshop, participants are divided into smaller groups of no more than 18 students each.

Dates
October 23, 2017 to January 20, 2018
Monday to Friday

Availability
Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Duration: 1 h 30

Suggested time slots*
9:00—10:30 a.m.
1:00—2:30 p.m.
*Time slots can be adjusted to suit your needs.

Reservation required

In partnership with Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC) and Obx Labs. This exhibition benefits from the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec as well as the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the City of Montreal under the Agreement on the Cultural Development of Montreal. This initiative is also made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Canada’s community foundations, Foundation of Greater Montréal, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

DOUBLE FEATURE

© View of the exhibition Exhibit Model Two by Jonathan Monk at Galleri Nicolai Wallner (Copenhagen), 2016. Photo : Anders Sune Berg.

 

For groups of more than 36 students, choose one of the following complementary activities, subject to availability:

Film screenings
A selection of short animated films that are aesthetically or thematically related to the Skawennati exhibition.

Intro to contemporary art
An engaging exploration of the Jonathan Monk exhibition, which will be presented at VOX as of November 16th.

Biography

Skawennati

Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Born in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, she holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, where she is based. She is Co-Director, with Jason E. Lewis, of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC)…

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To make a reservation

Geneviève Bédard
(T) : 514.390.0382
(E) : info@centrevox.ca

Information to be provided upon reservation
Name of school
– Teacher’s name
– E-mail address and phone number
– Phone number at which you can be reached on day of visit
– Grade and age of students
– Number of students (maximum 72)
– If more than 36 students will be attending, please tell us your first choice of accompanying activity (see DOUBLE FEATURE)
– Date and time slot desired (please provide 2 choices)
– Let us know if you need our spaces for lunch (availability to confirm)

How to get to VOX

2 Sainte-Catherine St. E., 4th floor, Montréal H2X 1K4
Metro Saint-Laurent (2 minutes’ walk)