April 14, 2011 – 7pm to 8pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
As part of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, performance artist Archer Pechawis will be presenting his performance piece Horse, followed by Q & A with the artist.
A historical re-imagining of the West told with voice, drum, video and cello,Horse begins with one of the most devastating moments in North American history – the Sand Creek Massacre – only to turn it on its head. Horse attempts to conjure a reversal of hierarchies and power relationships and revels in the potential of one small action to change the course of the world.
Pechawis is a performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator, whose work has been exhibited across Canada and featured in publications such as Fuse Magazine and Canadian Theatre Review. Of Cree and European ancestry, he is a member of Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, and currently resides in Vancouver, BC.
Virtual exhibition/publication is available here.