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By Jeneen Frei Njootli
January 17, 6:45-7:45 pm (Exhibition continues to March 3)
NAISA Radio Broadcast of performance from White Water Gallery, North Bay. Listen at http://naisa.ca/naisa-radio/
Herd by Jeneen Frei Njootli is a performance which turns an ear to materials, such as caribou antlers, to sound the transmission of embedded and layered ancestral knowledge. This performance of this work will be aired live on NAISA Radio in a special Art's Birthday broadcast from White Water Gallery during the opening of the exhibition wnoondwaamin | we hear them, an exhibition curated by Lisa Myers, with works by Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Melissa General and Suzanne Morrissette. This exhibition calls for the occupation of sound waves, exploring the capacity of these energies to access knowledge and memory. wnoondwaamin | we hear them is organized and circulated by Trinity Square Video with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.
Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist, a core member of the ReMatriate Collective and sits on the board of directors for grunt gallery in Vancouver. Frei Njootli has been based in these unceded territories of the Musqueam, the Squamish, Tsleiwatuth and Stolo peoples for nearly a decade while pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University (2012) and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia (2017). Frei Njootli’s practice concerns itself with Indigeneity-in-politics, community engagement and productive disruptions. She has worked as a performance artist, workshop facilitator, crime prevention youth coordinator, and has exhibited in the last year at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Gallery 44 (Toronto), gallery 1313 (Toronto), ace art (Winnipeg), and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver).