Love Songs to End Colonization
FRIDAY September 9, 2022, 8-10pm
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada
Prairie Art Book Fair Kick-Off Reception & Karaoke/Listening Party with Peter Morin and Jimmie Kilpatrick’s Love Songs to End Colonization
Celebrate the launch of Love Songs to End Colonization, a new album by artists Peter Morin (Tahltan Nation) and Jimmie Kilpatrick (Brandon, MB). The album repurposes popular love songs to critique and confront settler colonialism and includes both performance and karaoke versions of the tracks, inviting listeners to sing along. Peter and Jimmie will be performing tracks from the album. Hear about their work and collaboration over many years!
Both events will be hosted on the rooftop of the gallery.
Karaoke co-hosted by Dunlop Art Gallery
8 PM – 10 PM
Jimmie Kilpatrick is a musician and interdisciplinary artist based in Brandon, Manitoba. He’s been touring regularly and releasing records on Toronto’s You’ve Changed Records since 2009. Kilpatrick cut his rock ‘n’ roll teeth in the early 2000’s, playing alongside Fred Squire, Julie Doiron, Paul Henderson and Jesse Baird in seminal east coast indie outfit Shotgun and Jaybird. He has appeared on recordings by John K. Samson, Christine Fellows, Joel Plaskett and By Divine Right. His 2011 release Transistor Sister was long-listed for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize. Kilpatrick holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brandon University and is currently a Master of Fine Arts Candidate at the University of Manitoba. In 2018, he was the Manitoba Winner of the BMO 1stART! Competition and presented his performance/installation Quality Control at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery in Toronto.
Peter Morin is a grandson of Tahltan Ancestor Artists. Morin’s artistic offerings can be organized around four themes: articulating Land/Knowing, articulating Indigenous Grief/Loss, articulating Community Knowing, and understanding the Creative Agency/Power of the Indigenous body. The work takes place in galleries, in community, in collaboration, and on the land. All of the work is informed by dreams, Ancestors, Family members, and Performance Art as a Research Methodology. Morin began art school in 1997, completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver in 2001 and his Masters in Fine Arts in 2010 at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan. Initially trained in lithography, Morin’s artistic practice moves from Printmaking to Poetry to Beadwork to Installation to Drum Making to Performance Art. Peter is the son of Janelle Creyke (Crow Clan, Tahltan Nation) and Pierre Morin (Quebecois). Throughout his exhibition and making history, Morin has focused upon his matrilineal inheritances in homage to the matriarchal structuring of the Tahltan Nation, and prioritizes Cross-Ancestral collaborations. Morin was longlisted for the Brink and Sobey Awards, in 2013 and 2014, respectively. In 2016, Morin received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Canadian Mid-Career Artist. Peter Morin currently holds a tenured appointment in the Faculty of Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, and is the Graduate Program Director of the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at OCADU.