All My Relations Arts is participating in the Northern Spark Festival! We are hosting two events on Saturday June, 4th:
5:30 PM-7:30 PM Community Conversation
8:55 PM-5:28 AM film Oglala Oyate by Rigo 23
Join local artists Mona Smith, Bobby Wilson, Robert Two Bulls and Heid Erdrich for a conversation with international artist Rigo 23 and collaborator from Pine Ridge Tom Poor Bear. Rigo 23′s work Oglala Oyate: Sister City for a Better Future will screen during Northern Spark’s Nuit Blanche festival. We’ll talk about representation in art, promoting cultural understanding and what it means to collaborate with communities.
Rigo 23’s work proposes a sister city, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Oglala Oyate, in Lakota) located in the southwest corner of South Dakota. Given that a Sister City is defined as an official City relationship established to develop long-term civic linkages, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development, Rigo 23’s work draws attention to the linkages that are needed between local citizens and the surviving members of the many Native American Nations existing within our country’s borders. This film will be projected outside in the parking lot at All My Relations Gallery. Viewers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the screening.