Artist Sky Hopinka will discuss his latest documentary project maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore, along with his larger art practice and involvement in the FA 20 In Plain Sight initiative. A secure link to the documentary will be provided to those who RSVP to screen in advance of the event.
maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier's wanderings through each of their worlds as they wander through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape.
This event is cosponsored by Oxy Arts, The Media Arts & Culture Department, and the Music Department with generous support from the Remsen-Bird Fund.