• Jáaji Approximately
  • Dislocation Blues
  • Fainting Spells
  • When you’re lost in the rain

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Afterimage: Sky Hopinka in Person

In Conversation

  • Almudena Escobar López is time-based media curatorial assistant at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, and a PhD candidate in visual and cultural studies at the University of Rochester; she has written on Sky Hopinka’s work.

“The searching, striking digital films of Sky Hopinka are complex formal arrangements, conceptually and aesthetically dense, characterized by an intricate layering of word and image. But they are also wellsprings of beauty and mystery, filled with surprising confluences of speech and song, color and motion. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Hopinka has described his work as ‘ethnopoetic,’ a term that encompasses several imperatives—among them, the mission to reclaim the ethnographic gaze that has dominated the representation of indigenous cultures and to bring the indirection of poetry to an exploration of Native identity both past and present” (Dennis Lim, Artforum). Tonight’s selection includes recordings and texts of his grandmother and father, as well as the late poet Diane Burns and anthropologist Paul Radin, and reflections on Standing Rock.

Films in this Screening

Kunįkága Remembers Red Banks, Kunįkága Remembers the Welcome Song

Sky Hopinka, United States, 2014

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  • Digital
  • 9 mins
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wawa

Sky Hopinka, United States, 2014

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 6 mins
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  • Sky Hopinka

Jáaji Approximately

Sky Hopinka, United States, 2015

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 8 mins
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  • Sky Hopinka

I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become

Sky Hopinka, United States, 2016

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  • Digital
  • 13 mins
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Dislocation Blues

Sky Hopinka, United States, 2017

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 17 mins
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Fainting Spells

Sky Hopinka, United States, 2018

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 5 mins
  • Sky Hopinka

When you’re lost in the rain

Sky Hopinka, United States, 2019

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  • Digital
  • 5 mins
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