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Indigenous Art Intensive 2023: Keynote with Dr. Mique’l Dangeli: Decolonial Aesthesis, Intuiting the Archive
May 31 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The annual Indigenous Art Intensive gathers artists, curators, writers and scholars to engage in contemporary ideas rooted in Indigenous art-making.
Join us at the University Theatre on Wednesday, May 31 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for a keynote address by Dr. Mique’l Dangeli PHD in conversation with Tania Willard, Assistant Professor UBC Okanagan, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
As part of the Critical Image Forum the Indigenous Art Intensive presents a discussion with Dr. Mique’l Dangeli and Tania Willard, that engages both research, practice and intuitive approaches to archive within an Indigenous context. Dangeli‘s masters thesis on Tsimshian photographer Benjamin Alfred Haldane, and his portrait studio in Metlakatla in 1899, was included as a chapter in Sharing Our Knowledge: The Tlingit and Their Coastal Neighbors, published by the University of Nebraska Press. Willard’s work in archive explored Secwépemc agency in the physical anthropology collection of the Museum of the American Indian (NY). Willard and Dangeli respectively employ Indigenous language, archival interventions and creative practice to explore our relationships to a history of photography often about but not by Indigenous people’s. Dangeli’s work in dance and her PhD in Northwest Coast art further connects cultural dance and ancestral belongings often housed in museum collections. Willard’s work continues to delve into the abrasiveness of historical photography and the unjust and colonial histories it frames.