2167, An Indigenous VR Project at grunt for 3 days, Dec 19 - 21

Posted: Fri, 2017-12-15 17:02

2167, An Indigenous VR Project: 3 days only. Tuesday - Thursday, December 19 - 21

grunt gallery
#116 - 350 East 2 Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5T 4R8
Phone: 604 875 9516
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon-5pm

Artists: Danis Goulet, Kent Monkman, Scott Benesiinaabandan and the interdisciplinary arts collective Postcommodity.

Produced by imagineNATIVE, TIFF, Pinniguaq, Indigenous Futures (IIF)

Opening Party: December 21, 2017 7pm - late imagineNATIVE, in partnership with TIFF, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF), present 2167, an innovative virtual reality and immersive media project.

Four Indigenous filmmakers and artists have been commissioned to create four VR works in 2017. Each artist was asked to set their work 150 years in the future. The idea for this project was born out of a love of science fiction and alternate realities. Often Indigenous people are seen as stuck in the past; the 2167 project takes a very deliberate leap forward in time and we get to see artistic visions about Indigenous place in the future.

In a year that in many ways commemorates a very complex history for Indigenous people, this project celebrates the decades to come and our role in shaping a new future for Canada.

Award-winning filmmaker Danis Goulet, Indigenous Canadian artists Kent Monkman, Scott Benesiinaabandan, and the interdisciplinary arts collective Postcommodity bring their own vision of the future in two-to-six minute virtual reality experiences. Three works premiered at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in June 2017, and the two remaining during imagineNATIVE in October 2017 (also at TIFF Bell Lightbox), as part of TIFF’s sesquicentennial initiative called Canada on Screen.

The 2167 project in partnership with TIFF and with support of Ontario 150 and Heritage Canada will reach audiences across the country with a travelling tour until the end of 2017.

For group bookings of 8 or more please reserve times as four pieces take 20 mins each - email communications@grunt.ca

Visit 2167 for information about the projects on tour.