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Rooftop Cinema: Three Films by Sky Hopinka
June 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sky Hopinka is a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendant of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. His work centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and the facets of culture contained within. Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, Fainting Spells (2018) is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska (or the Indian Pipe Plant) used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted. Dislocation Blues (2017) is an an incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock. I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become (2016) is an elegy to the poet Diane Burns (1957–2006) on the shapes of mortality and being, and the forms the transcendent spirit takes while descending upon landscapes of life and death.
Films begin at sundown, at approximately 9 pm. Rooftop Cinema is free for MMoCA members/$5 for non-members; admission begins at the lobby reception desk 30 minutes before screen time. Screenings relocate to the lecture hall if rain is predicted.