Skawennati: Realizing the Virtual: A TimeTravellerTM Experience
Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator
November 27, 2015 – January 13, 2016
Artist Talk: Friday, November 27, 6:00 pm
Reception to follow
New media artist Skawennati’s Realizing the Virtual: A TimeTravellerTM Experience features a nine-episode machinima series, created in Second Life. It tells the story of a 22nd century Mohawk man who uses his edutainment system, TimeTravellerTM , to embark on a technologically-enhanced vision quest, visiting historical events significant to First Nations. Dunlop’s presentation of the TimeTravellerTM series that will take place in a uniquely-designed, real-world environment that mimics the artist’s virtual world, created by Skawennati and collaborators.
Skawennati is an artist and independent curator with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal. Since 1996, she has been working in New Media, beginning with the pioneering, Aboriginally-determined, on-line gallery and chat space, CyberPowWow. Her own artwork, which addresses history, the future, and change, has been widely exhibited. Skawennati is currently Co-Director, with Jason E. Lewis, of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace, a network of artists, academics and technologists investigating, creating and critiquing Aboriginal virtual environments.
Skawennati, Realizing the Virtual: A TimeTraveller™ Experience (Installation View), 2016. Photo by Don Hall..