“Constellations in relationship with other constellations form flight paths out of settler colonial realities into Indigeneity. They become doorways out of the enclosure of settler colonialism and into Indigenous worlds.”
Kinship systems are fluid in nature, composed of constellations of non-human and human relations across boundaries of space and time. Each artist in this exhibition, Elisa Harkins, Nicole Neidhardt, and Whess Harman, engage with the concept of what kinship means to them and how the care, connection and safety within these systems guide them in imagining futures where we are held in our collective worlds.
Constellations of Kin launched during the iN2020 Festival, remaining on exhibition in the iNdigital Space from December 01, 2020 to January 05, 2020.
Connecting remotely for the annual Art Crawl, artists were in conversation with curator Eli Hirtle to discuss the inspiration behind their work at the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.
Constellations of Kin, presented by the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre’s Poetic Justice Project was made possible with generous funding from the Canada Council for The Arts.