05: Sky Hopinka
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) was born and raised in Ferndale - Washington, and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside - California, Portland - Oregon, Milwaukee - Wisconsin, and is currently based out of Cambridge - Massachusetts. In Portland he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His video work centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture, and the play between the known and the unknowable. Hopinka presents some of his recent works and will read from his publication Around the Edge of Encircling Lake.
In the presence of Sky Hopinka