Où sont les ancêtres?
SAW Video and Knot Project Space are proud to have presented a performance by artist, dancer and choreographer Ivanie Aubin-Malo. Responding to and utilizing the layout of our current five-channel video installation by naakita feldman-kiss Wednesdays, Before Piano, Aubin-Malo presented an iteration of her performance work Où sont les ancêtres? . This performance was presented as part of a series of events that brought together three young artists exploring intergenerational exchange (understood as the processes of learning, modes of relation and collaborative exercises that occur between generations) in their respective practices.
Où sont les ancêtres? / Where Are the Ancestors?
This performance aimed to reintroduce elements from nature and our history into the exhibition space. What do we identify with today? Have we forgotten our essence? By drawing on her Maliseet Nation’s dances and songs, Ivanie Aubin-Malo’s performance highlighted the presence of the ancestors and honored their legacy.
Related events include:
Nelly Matorina: Don’t Forget To Call
In Between Remembering: Intergenerational Practice
Upon graduating from l’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal in 2014, Ivanie Aubin-Malo met mentor Curtis Joe Miller, who taught her the Fancy Shawl Dance. Honoring her Maliseet roots, Ivanie dances and approaches subjects in relation to her Indigenous identity. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Marie Belzil from Moment Factory, Tanya Lukin Linklater, DJ KXO, Buffalo Hat Singers, Moe Clark, Barbara Diabo, Alexandre Morin and Soleil Launière. Since 2016, she has choreographed and performed in Ktahkomiq by Ondinnok and Mito-Jogos de Recusa by Marcos Nery, presented at the SESC Festival in Brazil. Ivanie is currently working on her new piece called MULA, that will be presented at Tangente in Montreal in November 2018.