Haudenosaunee Material Culture with Jodi Lynn Maracle – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Haudenosaunee Material Culture with Jodi Lynn Maracle

August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm3:00 pm EDT

Saturday, August 10th, 12–3 pm
Free and open to the public
Open to audiences age 12 and up, or younger with a parent or guardian


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In this hands-on seminar, Workspace Resident Jodi Lynn Maracle will guide participants through a crash course in Haudenosaunee material culture. Participants will work on and practice different corn husk uses and various stages of deer hide preparation while learning about Haudenosaunee aesthetics, languages, and histories. The workshop’s goal is to have participants reimagine their relationships to land, creation, and shared places through Haudenosaunee languages and material culture in current and future forms.

Born and raised in what is currently considered Buffalo, NY, Jodi Lynn Maracle is a Kanien’keha:ka mother, artist, teacher, and language learner. Jodi utilizes Haudenosaunee material language and techniques, such as hand tanning deer hides, and corn husk twining, in conversation with soundscapes, projections, video, and performance to interrogate questions of place, power, erasure, story-making, and responsibility to the land. She has shown her work throughout Dish With One Spoon Territory in site-specific installation performances such as the Mush Hole Project at the defunct Mohawk Institute Residential School (home of the Woodland Cultural Centre) in Brantford, ON, as well as the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, ON, Artpark in Lewiston, NY, and Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center, in Buffalo, NY. Her research as a PhD student at the University at Buffalo focuses on Haudenosaunee material culture, language, land and birth practices. Of her accomplishments, she is most proud to hear her son speak his Mohawk language each day.

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This event is presented as part of Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency. The Workspace Residency is a project-based residency for artists and researchers working in media arts. Open to applicants from Buffalo and across the U.S., the residency connects artists and researchers with resources, time, and studio space to support the creation of new work or to continue ongoing projects. The residency is offered twice a year: A two-week session that takes place in the month of March, and a three-week session that takes place in August. The residency is supported by generous support by the County of Erie and County Executive Mark Poloncarz, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, individual members, businesses, and supporters. More information about the residency, and how to apply, can be found here.


August 10, 2019
12:00 pm– 3:00 pm EDT
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