Date: Thursday June 20th, 2024

Time: 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm

Cost: Admission is by Donation

As part of Sydney Frances Pascal: We raised ourselves, together and alone (May 31, 2024 — September 22, 2024), this programme features film works by Sydney Frances Pascal (Líl̓wat) and Aerial Sunday-Cardinal (Nehiyaw, Plains Cree). This screening will be followed by a conversation between Sydney and Aerial, moderated by Joelle Johnston.

Doors at 6:30pm
Films at 7pm
Artist Q&A to follow
RSVPs are appreciated

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distance (2022, 6min)
Director: Sydney Frances Pascal

n̓ áskan nwálhen ninskúz7a (i am going to meet my daughter) (2023, 11 min)
Director: Sydney Frances Pascal

4, 6, 2, 0, (2023, 15min)
Director: Aerial Sunday-Cardinal
Cinematography: Andriy Lyskov

A short film documentary that takes place on Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 and Saddle Lake Cree Nation. It offers an insight into and a reminder of Nehiyaw traditions and values as we near the prophetic end of times.

Image: 4, 6, 2, 0, still

About the Artists

Sydney Frances Pascal is a member of Líl̓wat nation. She is currently living and working on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.

Her multi-disciplinary practice includes hide tanning, video, sound, and poetry. She uses her practice to tell her family’s story, speak about identity and what it is like navigating as an Indigenous person within a colonial society. Her work over the past few years is grounded by her continued connection to land-based material practices. Most recently, she has exhibited her films in the Whitney Biennial 2024: Even Better Than the Real Thing.

Aerial Sunday-Cardinal is a ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ (Nehiyaw, Plains Cree) multidisciplinary artist from Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation #128, Northern Alberta, Treaty 6 territory. Her mediums include: performance art, singing, dancing, painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, poetry, screenwriting, music production, cooking and beading. Aerial has performed and showcased her work across Canada, including spaces such as the Vancouver Art Gallery, NIFF, Poundmaker Indigenous Performance Art Festival, and the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. Most recently, Aerial directed and edited a short film titled ‘4620’, which first premiered and was awarded at the Festival of Recorded Movement in 2023. Aerial shows dedication to the red road through being a committed sundancer, faster, powwow dancer, medicine picker and a life-long learner. Aerial’s experiences and identity as an Indigenous person is inseparable from her art, concepts and numerous creations.

Banner Image: distance, still

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