Meet 1/2 Day Workshop Guest Artist
We work with the local artists to conceptualize these workshops, inspired by one of the Contemporary, Indigenous artists in the Powerful Pictures: Representation and Storytelling (Teacher Resource Guide).
For the fall 2018 season, we are pleased to welcome Kemi Craig, who is a contemporary analogue artist living and working in the traditional Lekwungen Territories known as Victoria, BC. An American of African descent born raised in the Cherokee and Catawba territories of the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, her work centers on futures for raced and gendered bodies. Working through Super 8, 16mm film, and cellphone video Craig couples performance with devices of looking to interrogate the simultaneous experiences of past, present and future.
Craig received academic training, completing her Master of Applied Art through Emily Carr University of Art and Design however; she is primarily a self taught filmmaker through workshops, community activism and working at artist-run centers. She has been able to study dance and film under the tutelage of Daniel Conrad, Dana Claxton, Monique Salez, Peg Campbell and Trudi L. Smith.