Occurs on Saturday February 3 2018

Approximate running time: 1 hour


Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre
Suite C
1171-1ST Avenue
Whitehorse YT Y1A 0G9

Performance Notes

× Nominated for a Sobey Award: Jeneen Frei Njootli is an artist (Vuntut Gwitchin)and co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective who has been living and working as an uninvited guest on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo and Tsleil-Waututh territories for a decade. She recently exhibited at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Yukon Arts Centre and Toronto’s Trinity Square Video, has performed at La Jolla Playhouse with James Luna in California, and has co-curated events at VIVO Media Arts Centre and Western Front in Vancouver. At ALFF, we will screen Being Skidoo, a 10-minute experimental documentary Frei Nijootli created for the LandMarks2017 project. The short explores land use through the making of a skidoo blanket (similar to a traditional dog blanket) that Frei Nijootli created for her father’s skidoo in Old Crow. Accompanying the screening, there will also be a sound performance and artist talk by Frei Nijootli. Using contact microphones that she has made, Frei Njootli turns materials and belongings that are close to her into sound tools by pulling sound through them. She has made microphones using moose hair, caribou antler, a saw, sheet metal and beadwork. Guitar pedals, a loop station, an amp and a subwoofer are used in her performances to amplify and give voice to these objects. Event length: 60 minutes

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