Artist: Sky Hopinka
Venue: The Poor Farm, Manawa
Date: August 3, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Sky Hopinka, Jaaji Approx, 07:38, HD video, color, stereo, 2015
Sky Hopinka, I’ll Remember You as You Were, not as What You’ll Become, 12:35, HD video, color, stereo, 2016
Sky Hopinka, Anti-Objects, or Space Without Path or Boundary, 13:04, HD video, color, stereo, 2017
Images courtesy of the artist and The Poor Farm, Manawa
Sky Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk NaIon and a Pechanga descendent. He was born and raised in Washington State and Southern California, and spent a number of years in Portland, Oregon and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In Portland he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin and first began making films. His video work centers around personal posiIons of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture, and the play between the known and the unknowable.
The Poor Farm exhibiIon features Hopinka’s videos from the past six years. The exhibiIon also premiers a new mulI-channel installaIon, ma ɬini (Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore) 2019 and new photo and text-based work.
A publicaIon designed by Nate Pyper will be released in the summer of 2020 and includes contribuIons by Almudena Escobar López, Sky Hopinka, Jackie Wang, Lindsay Nixon, Carl Bogner, John Riepenhoff, Michelle Grabner, and an interview between Sky Hopinka and Michael Rakowitz.
Hopinka was a recent fellow at the Radcliffe InsItute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and in 2019 he was a Sundance Art of NonficIon Fellow. His work has played at various fesIvals including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts FesIval, Images, Wavelengths, Ann Arbor Film FesIval, Sundance, and ProjecIons. It has been included in exhibiIons at LACE, Disjecta, Counterpublic, the Whitney Biennial, and FRONT InternaIonal. He currently teaches at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. and is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow.