Artist Call: Postcommodity seeking Aboriginal Artists for Nuit Blanche Installation

Nuit Blanche is a free all-night contemporary art  event that happens once a year in Toronto. Yes all night – from 6:59pm to sunrise. For 2011 imagineNATIVE will co-present a new interactive art work by the groundbreaking Native American artist collective Postcommodity.

Postcomodity is seeking Aboriginal artists, writers, musicians, performers and community leaders to perform key roles in the work, Radiophonic Territory (Nocturne). The large-scale installation sounds really fascinating, ambitious and exciting. It’s an incredible opportunity to collaborate with one of the world’s leading multi-media Indigenous artist collectives

From Nation Talk: Call For Aboriginal Performers, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto:

The installation consists of suspended natural fibre ropes woven into a three-dimensional pattern inspired by Iroquoian and Ojibwe tribal geometries.

This is where you come in. The radio waves from a live, anonymous FM transmitter attached to an on-site “confessional booth” will animate these ropes as you give your confession. The confessions are intended to be individual, familial and Indigenous community responses to the history of institutional violence and colonization, to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and to the effort to reveal truth, while working towards healing and reconciliation. It might take the form of a true confession, a personal story, or a musical performance. Postcommodity wants to hear your ideas.

The goal of the work is to provide a stage for Indigenous people to confess their respective truths and experiences to the city of Toronto, to honour Indigenous voices and to amplify them with the beauty of a unified hum, or song, resulting from their collective voices.

TIME: One hour between the hours of 7 pm – 7 am
DATE: October 1 -2, 2011
LOCATION: Victoria Collage Chapel (2nd Floor, Room 213 – Victoria College Building 91 Charles Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7)

An honorarium will be provided for collaborating performers.

Contact [email protected], with the subject line: Radiophonic Territory (Nocturne), for more information.

Use the same subject line and email address to submit your idea (no more than one-page) by July 31, 2011.