EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts
Alive to the power of performance, contemporary indigenous artists merge the familiar with the unexpected, the traditional with the experimental, creating new forms and objects along the way. They provoke dialogues about resources, social justice and stereotypes, and show the triumphs and failures of our times. EcoCentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts brings to London the work of more than 40 artists from the Americas, Australia, the Pacific and South Africa. Uniquely comprised of both live performance and the traces it leaves behind in images, digital media, sounds, texts and crafted objects, this interactive exhibition offers fresh ways of grasping what sustainable can mean.
Get involved with one of these FREE workshops:
• Friday 1 November, 2.30–4.00pm, Victorino Tejaxún leads a workshop on kite-making and the giant barriletes of Guatemala.
• Friday 1 November, 5.30–6.30pm, Australian-based Maori artist Victoria Hunt in a live art installation, Day of Invigilation.
• Saturday 2 November, 2.30–4pm, Tahltan nation artist Peter Morin (Canada) leads a storytelling workshop using the birch basket.
• Tuesday 5 November, 5.30–6.30pm, MC Tz'utu performs the beats of Guatemalan hip-hop live.
• Thursday 7 November, 2.30–4.00pm, filmmaker and artisan Irma Poma Canchumani leads a workshop on gourd carving and traditional stories in the Andes.
• Friday 8 November, 5.30–6.30pm, Pasifikan performance artist Rosanna Raymond performs costume and spoken word art.
• Saturday 9 November, 5.30–6.30pm, Maya activist MC Tz'utu performs the beats of Guatemalan hip-hop live.
Admission to this exhibition is FREE.
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