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On Sky Hopinka

Posted by | Paris Jomadiao | Posted on | March 15, 2017

Sky Hopinka, still from I’ll Remember You as You were, Not as What You’ll Become, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

We are excited to present Translations & Transmutations, in conjunction with Video Data Bank, featuring the work of artist Sky Hopinka.

Hopinka, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians, creates sublime polyrhythmic films that draw upon his history and identity, addressing ideas of homeland, language, and landscape.

In addition to this week’s screening, Hopinka’s short films will be featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial opening this month in New York.
For more insight on Hopinka’s work, we’re linking to a recent article from ArtForum written by Dennis Lim, director of programming at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Read Lim’s article here.

Sky Hopinka, still from Anti-Objects, or Space Without Path or Boundary, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sky Hopinka, still from Visions of an Island, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.