international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 19

Skawennati CA/QC

An Avatar is Born: Presentation + Q&A
August 22, 2018, 09:30 - 10:45
Keynote: 09:30 - 10:45
Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
Initiative For Indigenous Futures

Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her pioneering new media projects include the online gallery/chat-space and mixed-reality event, CyberPowWow (1997-2004); a paper doll/time-travel journal, Imagining Indians in the 25th Century (2001); and TimeTraveller™ (2008-2013), a multi-platform project featuring nine machinima episodes. These have been widely presented across North America in major exhibitions such as Now? Now! at the Biennale of the Americas; and Looking Forward (L’Avenir) at the Montréal Biennale. She has been honoured to win imagineNative’s 2009 Best New Media Award as well as a 2011 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Her work in is included in both public and private collections. Born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, she is Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace, a research network based at Concordia University. In 2015 they launched the Initiative for Indigenous Futures.


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