Spring 2017 
Exhibitions, Events, and Panels
April 25th in Valencia, CA
Tom Jones, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain and Nancy Marie Mithlo
in conversation at CalArts

Join Tom Jones, Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain and Nancy Marie Mithlo in conversation, Tuesday April 25 at 7pm, the last of the 2016–17 D*STAR conversation series, which has brought together a wide range of practitioners to share their current interests and work and help to expand the frame of contemporary art in which we learn, teach and make. This has meant questions about the histories, knowledge, aesthetics, criteria and notions of quality, and the larger systems of assumptions and references from which we learn to make and think within art.
7PM in F200
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
April 28th - May 27th in Dallas, Texas
FRIDAY (4/28) - Opening Reception + Intermedia Performances 
at The Green Zone (161 Riveredge Ave), 7:00pm, performances start at 7:30pm
Installations by Sean Miller, Eve LaFountain, and Ian Haig
The second night of the Dallas Medianale includes audio-visual performances and the opening of an exhibition by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain and a public art installation by Sean Miller at The Greenzone; and an exhibition by Ian Haig at Ro2 Art. The exhibitions will be on view through May 27.

Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain’s work investigates urban indigeneity, ceremony, tradition, landscape, spirits, light, and photographic mediums. Giizis Mooka'am (Sun/Moon Rise) is a 16mm film project made as part of LaFountain’s previous series, Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight). The film, with sound by Jon Almaraz, is made in two parts – Giizis Mooka’am: Giiwe (Sun/Moon Rise: She Goes Home), and Giizis Mooka’am:Waabanishimo (Sun/Moon Rise: She Dances Till Daylight) – and will be shown as dual 16mm projections. The titles are in Ojibwa with English subtitles. These films bend time and collapse the space between the artist’s current home, Los Angeles, and former home, Santa Fe—the ghost world and the world of the living. 

Public art installation, Machine Biology 2017, is an application created by Dallas-based artist Sean Miller. Black and White cellular forms rapidly divide, merge, morph, and evolve. This work uses digital feedback and sculpted, chaotic data to produce ever-changing, stroboscopic, microbe-like imagery, while exploring the aesthetics of dynamical systems. The installation will be visible from Ervay Street, displayed in the second floor window of The MAC building.

Opening concurrently at Ro2 Gallery, will be an augmented reality installation by Australian artist Ian Haig (www.ianhaig.net).

For the opening night at the Greenzone there will be an impressive line-up of audio-visual performances by artists: 

Kristin Reeves - Murray KY (reevesmachine.com
Limited Hangout - Austin TX (www.limitedhangout.us
Wikkid_Beat (Karine Fleurima) - Los Angeles CA (www.karinefleurima.com)
The Greenzone
161 Riveredge Dr, Dallas, Texas 75207
April 30th in Los Angeles, CA
LA premiere! Filmmakers Adam Khalil and Executive Producer Steve Holmgren of INAATE/SE/, filmmaker Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain, and Maya Solis of Sundance in person!

The ethnographic film tradition was part of the colonialist tradition.  Now (and for some time), new filmmakers, often from groups seen as the subjects being documented or collected in traditional films, are expressing their own voices and traditions in what some are called “anti-ethnographic” films.  Filmforum is delighted to host several indigenous filmmakers leading this work, along with guest Maya Solis from the Sundance Institute for a post-screening discussion.

Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s new film re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. A kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE/ transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. With acute geographic specificity, and grand historical scope, the film fixes its lens between the sacred and the profane to pry open the construction of contemporary indigenous identity.

Trailer: http://www.inaatese.com/trailer/

Tickets: $10 general admission; $6 students (with ID)/seniors; free for Filmforum members.
Tickets available at http://inaatese.bpt.me or at the door
For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323-377-7238
On Friday April 28, from 8-11pm, Night Gallery is hosting the launch of Issue 10 of The Third Rail, which features Adam and Zack Khalil's interview with filmmaker Sky Hopinka. The event will feature music by Olga and Beat Detectives, and video by Mati Diop & Manon Lutanie, Alexander Kluge, and Adam Khalil & Zack Khalil. Night Gallery is located at 2276 E 16th Street, near Washington Blvd. and Santa Fe Ave. http://thirdrailquarterly.org/issue-news/

It Shines a Certain Way to a Certain Place/It FliesFalls/
2016, DCP, 75 minutes

"An artful and brilliant collage, expressing hope, pain, despair, and the trickster humor that is so evocative of its people."
-BOMB Magazine, http://bombmagazine.org/article/1985224/adam-zack-khalil

"Stylistically audacious" 
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Formally adventurous but never esoteric, INAATE/SE is an inimitable model for what radical documentary in the 21st century might be"
-Screen Slate

History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us
 that the history of the oppressed can still be saved from being extinguished. Native American video artists Adam and Zack Khalil here reclaim the narrative of the Ojibway of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, from the archives and museums that would confine it to the past. Using personal interviews, animated drawings, performance, and provocative intercutting, the Khalil brothers’ feature debut makes a bold case for the Ojibway people to be their own storytellers—while seeking a cure for the damage inflicted by colonization—in a spiritual reconnection with tradition.
website: http://www.inaatese.com/

Film by Eve-Lauryn Little Shell LaFountain to be announced.
May 5th - 20th in Santa Fe, New Mexico
"New Visions" opens on May 5th with new works by Starr Hardridge, Chris Pappan, and Eve Little Shell LaFountain. Pick up the April/May issue of Native American Art Magazine to read up on the latest in Native art.
See our events calendar here:
Opening reception May 5th from 5 - 7pm
544 South Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
April - May 2017

April - May 2017

Exhibitions, events, screenings, and panels