Former UnionDocs CoLAB participants Adam and Zack Khalil, alongside Jackson Polys, will be presenting a personally-curated series that aims to examine “the desires of indigeneity in the myths, dreams, political foundations of the so-called Americas” titled “The Informants” at this year’s Images Festival.
“Many non-Indigenous people find ways to frame themselves as Indigenous, just as Indigenous people perform indigeneity themselves. If these tendencies are so deeply entrenched in this nation’s self-image, can they be studied, manipulated, or employed by Indigenous people to catalyze an expansion of Indigenous agency, amplifying the power of the informant? Can desires that push Indigenous people to an ideal and irretrievable past be channeled to promote the imagining of Indigenous futures?”
The program features works by W.K.L. Dickson/Thomas Edison, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Chris Spotted Eagle, Diane Burns, Gustavo Vázquez, Tonia Jo Hall, Shelley Niro, Sky Hopinka, Kent Monkman, Axel Gerdau, Erik Olsen and John Woo, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil and Jackson Polys, and Suzanne Kite, and will take place on April 14 from 9:30-11 pm. Check here for more details.