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. 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. These films will be screened concurrently at the UBC Museum of Anthropology’s Presentation Circle.
Screenings begin at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm, with a one-time screening of c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city at 6 pm.
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)
c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city, 2017 (1h 12m)
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. Artist Richard Campbell will give a special artist talk at the Museum of Anthropology on Thursday, 23 June 2022 at 4 pm.
In c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city, director Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers tells the story of the Musqueam First Nation’s 200-day vigil to halt a Vancouver condo development that unearthed ancestral remains. c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city was directed and produced by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers in partnership and collaboration with the Musqueam First Nation and the c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city curatorial team.
In recognition of Indigenous History Month and in collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, join us to listen and learn with Musqueam knowledge keeper Richard Campbell. Campbell is a master carver with over 40 years of experience and has worked as an archaeological field assistant for the Musqueam Band for the past 23 years.[more]
Start Somewhere Else: Works from the Collection centres around Krista Belle Stewart's video installation Seraphine, Seraphine (2015) to consider doubling – and duplicities – in personal and historical narratives. Through an interest in the archive and how stories are told between the individual and institutional, Stewart's practice takes up the complexities of intention and interpretation made possible by archival material.
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]