As part of Come Toward the Fire, an outdoor festival curated by Jarrett Martineau, curator in residence at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the Belkin’s Outdoor Screen presents a selection of videos that feature the work and words of Musqueam artists, cultural knowledge keepers and community members. Highlighting Musqueam, upon whose traditional, ancestral and unceded territory the Belkin is located, the films acknowledge Musqueam’s presence and stewardship of this land for thousands of years through shared stories of listening, learning and relationships that are felt across time. The films will screen continuously between 9 am and 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday, 17 and 18 September 2022, and the Belkin will keep its doors open to the public until 7 pm for this weekend.
Musqueam Elder Larry Grant’s Welcome Message (1m 55s)
Musqueam Through Time, 2010 (18m 22s)
Writing the Land, 2007 (7m 50s)
Weaving the Path, 2021 (12m 37s)
Reconciliation Pole: Bronze Disc Base, 2022 (4m 19s)
Musqueam Through Time offers an overview of Musqueam history, traditions and contemporary community. The film was created for Musqueam Indian Band by Gryphon Productions.
In Writing the Land, Larry Grant discusses his journey toward speaking hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ that began again in 1998 with his enrolment in the First Nations Languages Program at UBC. Directed by Kevin Lee Burton, Writing the Land was produced by the National Film Board.
Weaving the Path documents artist Debra Sparrow’s series Blanketing the City, which has been a part of the Vancouver Mural Festival since 2018. The film explores the life of Sparrow, who is part of a group of weavers reviving Coast Salish weaving and its meaning in Coast Salish communities. Weaving the Path was directed by Cristóbal Ruiz and produced by Olli Dickerson, with Jan Shädle as the Director of Photography.
Reconciliation Pole: Bronze Disc Base details the collaboration between Richard Campbell (Musqueam), 7idansuu James Hart (Haida) and Max Chickite (Lekwiltok), who have been working to create a monumental bronze disc for the base of Hart’s Reconciliation Pole, which was raised on the UBC campus in 2017. The film was produced by the UBC Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory.
In recognition of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Tuesday, 21 June, the Belkin’s Outdoor Screen will present a selection of videos that feature the work and words of Musqueam artists, cultural knowledge keepers and community members. The screenings will begin at 11 am, 1 pm, 3pm and 5 pm, with a one-time screening of c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city (2017) (1 h 13 m) at 6 pm.[more]
With the opening of the Image Bank exhibition on June 18, 2021, the gallery is pleased to launch the Outdoor Screen, a 4x2 metre outdoor screen curated with media works from the Belkin’s permanent collection and archive alongside work commissioned specifically for this platform.[more]