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A mass of blue water takes up the lower half of the screen while text is set against a blue sky with wispy clouds passing by. The visible text reads, “aching and swelling, soothed by the salt from the ocean or sea. Whenever it was, this...”
Still from Sky Hopinka’s Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer, 2019. Image courtesy the artist © Sky Hopinka

Sky Hopinka: Disfluencies

March 12, 2020 - July 19, 2020
Gallery 369, Gallery 370
Free Exhibition

In his practice, filmmaker, artist, and writer Sky Hopinka investigates concepts of Indigenous homeland and landscape, language as a container of culture, memory, and the play between the known and the unknowable. The title of his new body of work, Disfluencies, refers to disruptions that occur in the flow of speech.

Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. In 2019 he was a fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and at the Sundance Institute. His work has been featured in festivals and exhibitions at the ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sundance, LACE, the Whitney Biennial, and the Front Triennial. Hopkina serves as the assistant professor in film production at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C.

Still from Sky Hopinka’s Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer, 2019. Image courtesy the artist © Sky Hopinka