Winnipeg Arts Council

they tried to bury us - a Performance by Jaime Black-Morsette & KC Adams

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they tried to bury us - a Performance by Jaime Black-Morsette & KC Adams

Film Screenings and Live Performance

Friday, November 3 -7pm

The Output, Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Artspace, 2nd floor, 100 Arthur Street

By Donation - In support of Camp Morgan and the Search The Landfill efforts.

Join us for an unforgettable in-person event at The Output! Experience the powerful collaboration between Jaime Black-Morsette and KC Adams in they tried to bury us, drawing on themes of death/rebirth, renewal and reclamation, illuminating the pathways between the physical and spiritual worlds. Through this inquiry into the space between we trace the energy of becoming, transformation and the movement between light and darkness.

Alongside Jaime Black-Morsette and KC Adam's live performance we will be screening two of Jaime Black-Morsette's video works, the water in me, recognizes you, and waawiyebii'ige; she draws a circle.

About Jaime Black-Morsette:

Jaime Black-Morsette is a multidisciplinary artist of Anishinaabe, Métis and European descent. Black’s art practice engages themes of memory, identity, place and resistance and is grounded in an understanding of the body and the land as sources of cultural and spiritual knowledge. Through her art she works to inspire dialogue around social and political events and issues, and to create space for reflection. She is particularly interested in feminism and Indigenous social justice, and the possibilities for articulating linkages between and around both. Her REDress Project, confronting the scourge of violence against Indigenous women and girls, has been featured in venues across Canada and the United States, including at the National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C.

About KC Adams:

KC Adams (AKA Flying Overhead in Circles Eagle Woman) is a Winnipeg-based Relational Maker, from the bear clan, and registered with Fisher River Cree Nation. Adams graduated from Concordia University with a B.F.A in Studio Arts and a Masters in Cultural Studies, Curatorial Stream at the University of Winnipeg with Graduate Student of Highest Distinction. Adams has been in several solo, duo, and group exhibitions and was included in the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid series are in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and Birch Bark Ltd., is in the collection of the Canadian Consulate of Australia, NSW. Adams received the Winnipeg Arts Council’s Making A Mark Award, the Aboriginal Circle of Educator’s Trailblazing Award, Canada Senate's 150 Award, and the University of Saskatchewan’s inaugural Ohpinamake Indigenous Art Prize. Adams is also the author of the popular Perception Photo Series book that challenges people’s biases towards Indigenous people.

YLDE thanks Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts for their continued funding support