Dayna Danger Émilie Monnet Wishes / Souhaits

Date(s): Sep 16 to Oct 21 2017

Location: Small Room

Exhibition

D. Danger, 2017

Opening
Saturday, September 16 at 5 pm

A land and peoples ackowledgment will be offered by Skawennati, Mohawk artist and OBORO board member during the opening ceremony.

Artists Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger collaborate together with Brenda Lee Marcoux, Gail Golder, Violet Rose Quinney, Crystal Star Einish and Jenna Guanish to create Wishes / Souhaits. Stars hold a place of special significance in all our Indigenous cultures: they can be ancestors, hand-sewn on blankets to honour people, be a part of our names, or to wish upon. Wishes / Souhaits is a photographic and sound immersive installation that explores the possibilities of dream and imagination to envision ourselves in an empowering way. If we could imagine a star self into existence, who would that person be?

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D. Danger, 2017

Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit Metis-Saulteaux-Polish visual artist currently based in Tio’tia:ke. Using photography, sculpture, performance and video, Dayna Danger’s practice questions the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming space with her larger than life scale work. Danger holds a MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Danger has exhibited her work in Santa Fe, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Peterborough, North Bay, Vancouver, Edmonton and Banff. Danger currently serves as a board member for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC/CCA).

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Intergrating theatre, performance art and technology, Émilie Monnet’s artistic practice explores themes of identity, memory, co-existence and transformation. In 2016, Émilie founded Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS), a critical and artistic manifestation of live-arts by indigenous artists. Its last edition took place in Montreal, from June 1 to 9, 2017. Émilie’s heritage is Anishnaabe and French, and she lives in Montreal.

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Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

Wishes, Émilie Monnet and Dayna Danger – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

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