Dallas Flett-Wapash & Taylor McArthur
Opening Reception: Thursday June 4, 7:30PM
In Manitoba, the reservation is a ubiquitous entity; and yet - paradoxically - is also seen as a foreign place and it is rare for non-Indigenous peoples to visit outside of service work reasons. With !in.site; Flett-Wapash and McArthur will bring into the prairie city digital manifestations/maps/ future visions of the reservation, considering it both as familiar home and the outcome of state displacement policies.
Flett-Wapash (Ininew and Saulteaux, of Keeseekoose First Nation, Saskatchewan) is an independent video game designer who works outside of the team workflow and industry models most commonly used in the milieu. His developing body of work is a digital rebuilding of his ongoing artistic examination of the Ininew world view – including cosmology, culture and language - using retro video game aesthetics.
McArthur (Nakota of Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation, Saskatchewan) is a digital artist who works at the intersection of 3D animation, video game design and video. Her developing body of work is evocative of Indigenous Futurisms and seeks to situate her Indigenous culture within both the modern and a potential future vision.