Friday, May 12, 2017 

 

The Arts

Heteronormativity

Queer Arts Fest kicks off June 17

Robert Forzley, QAF/Submitted image

 

nSettled is curated by Two-Spirit and queer-identified Indigenous artists, and developed in collaboration with Indigenous arts organizations.

The term “Two-Spirit” is used by many Indigenous people to describe their gender, sexual and spiritual identity—often inclusive of all Indigenous LGBTQ — in reclaiming and restoring traditional concepts suppressed by colonial heteronormativity.

UnSettled presents work from a Two-Spirit perspective, exploring contemporary roles and experiences, as well providing a platform for innovation and experimentation at the intersection between the Indigenous and queer art milieux. 

UnSettled deploys artistic and critical discourse to focus on Two-Spirit resilience with work addressing power, representation, sexuality, language, body, tradition, memory, colonial narratives, and knowledge sharing. 

Highlights include performances by Cris Derksen, Kinnie Starr with DJ O Show and Tiffany Moses, contemporary dance with Circadia Indigena, and of course QAF’s signature visual art show curated this year by Adrian Stimson.

 


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