For our next screening, we'll be turning on the projector to explore the beautiful experimental documentaries of Sky Hopinka. We hope you can make this very special event as the director will be on hand to personally present and discuss his work.
Milwaukee based artist Sky Hopinka will be presenting films that largely concentrate on expresisons of place, culture, language, motion, and color. Born in Ferndale, Washington, Hopinka is of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. His work centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and the facets of culture contained within. Dennis Lim, the director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, has written that Sky Hopinka's work is driven by "the mission to reclaim the ethnographic gaze that has dominated the representation of indigenous cultures and to bring the indirection of poetry to an exploration of Native identity both past and present."
His award-winning work has screened in a range of venues including the New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival among others. His recent work, ‘Visions of an Island’ (2016) was selected to be part of the 2017 Whitney Biennial. This screening and discussion is part of the COFAC Creates: Expressions of Place series of events. For updates and additional information, please click here.
Following the screening, Sky will be on hand for a talk back. We hope you can make it!
A special thanks to our sponsors that make this event possible.
Presenting Sponsors: Blenker Building Systems and Ellis Construction
Supporting Sponsors: Boldt Company, Donaldson Company, Ki Mobility, Nummelin Testing Services, and Team Scheirl Companies
Director Sponsors: Wipfli CPAs and Consultants