Date: Saturday March 2nd, 2024 — Sunday March 24th, 2024

Time: 10:00 am — 3:00 pm

Cost: Admission is by Donation

Response: All Woven Together is the culmination of the Response program, an annual film program that inspires ways of responding artistically to historical and contemporary Indigenous ways of being. Participants engaged in a series of workshops led by Indigenous artists and Knowledge Holders during the summer of 2023 to produce an original video work that will be on view in The Polygon’s Seaspan Pavilion from March 2–March 24, 2024.

Inspired by the depth of connection that is felt through shared stories and experiences, participants were encouraged to engage with the theme of interconnection in ways that consider the relationships we hold, and the strength, reciprocity, and care that can be derived from them.

The approaches that are presented express individual experiences that are rooted in a collective history, each lending consideration to the communities – past, present, and future – that shape the stories we tell. From meditations to monologues, these works reflect on themes of grief, compassion, and memory in ways that honour the relationships that have brought us to where we are, here and now.

In a time of instantaneous connection and communication, our networks are expanding with unprecedented speed and complexity. All Woven Together asks us to slow down and reclaim our narratives with care and contemplation.

The themes in Response will be developed further in a series of public programs.

The Response: All Woven Together Opening Celebration + Screening takes place on Friday March 1st at 6:00pm. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

About The Artists

Gordon Brent Brochu-Ingram is a Métis environmental and multimedia artist who grew up in a W̱SÁNEĆ community in Central Saanich, BC. His traditional and contemporary practice revolves around intercultural conversations on land, Indigenous ecological legacies, and public spaces.

bailey macabre is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist whose practice celebrates Indigenous laughter and queer joy. Themes of identity and community are showcased in their work through a passion for bright colours.

Dana Justine Belcourt is a Cree interdisciplinary artist from Amiskwaciwâskahikan. Specializing in painting, poetry, and video, their work involves themes of love, Indigeneity, and relationships.

Jessey Tustin is an emerging multimedia artist whose exploratory practice is focussed on continuously expanding their experience and knowledge. They are currently pursuing their BFA in Illustration at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

M.V. Williams is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Wet’suwet’en Two-Spirit, photo-based artist. Their work focuses on memory, personal narrative, and documentation.

Red Buffalo Nova Weipert is an Anishinaabe Ojibwe Two-Spirit and transgender interdisciplinary artist, writer, director, educator and storyteller from Treaty 1 Territory. Their practice weaves together digital and traditional mediums with storytelling as the driving force behind their work.

Priscillia Mays Tait is a Babine, Gitxsan, and Wet’suwet’en mother, activist, writer, and performance artist who grew up in Moricetown, BC with paternal grandparents, Sarah and Thomas Tait. Priscillia is actively involved with the DTES community.

Response: All Woven Together
 is curated by Serena Steel, TD Curatorial Fellow

Banner image: bailey macabre, ᒪᐃᐧᐦᑲᑕᒧᐃᐧᐣ mawihkatamowin (mourning), video still, 2023

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