Life on Neebahgeezis; A Luminous Engagement curated by Maria HupfieldKitakio'sinnooniks, 2017
Photo: Rezcat studio Summer Garcia
Cherish Violet Blood - Toronto / Kainaiwa First Nation, Canada
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Cherish Violet Blood hosts an all-night immersive theatrical production for a distinctively Blackfoot spin on colonial history, live from the Campbell House Museum, located in Toronto’s justice precinct. Based on late night entertainment talk shows, Blood casts the spotlight on storytelling with under-the-radar stories about race, gender and class featuring invited friends, live music, and recorded video. The event lineup takes shifting audiences into consideration with an animated flow of activity and scheduled programming in various rooms throughout the night such as midnight tea and a sunrise welcome. This 12-hour intervention makes space to present indigenous voices that unapologetically resist a Canadian narrative for roaming insomniacs alike.
Cherish Violet Blood is an actor, storyteller, natural comedian, vocalist and activist from the Blood Reserve, Alberta. A graduate of the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, Toronto, she trained with Micah Barnes, Vocal Intensive, Banff Centre and enjoys traditional hand drumming and contemporary singing. Blood has performed across North America with Material Witness, Spiderwoman Theatre, The Red House in Syracuse, NY; Making Treaty 7 by Blake Brooker and Michelle Thrush, Calgary; and Maria Gets A New Life by Cliff Cardinal.
Film Installation, Performance Art
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Campbell House Museum
160 Queen Street West (back entrance)
Parental guidance advised
This project is indoors.