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Still from Sky Hopinka’s Sunflower Seige Engine (2022) courtesy the artist

Sky Hopinka: Wandering Translations, Poems, and Film

The 2023 Annual Rajiv Vaidya Memorial Lecture

  • Sunday, December 3, 2023
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • Talks
  • Films
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Sky Hopinka courtesy the artist

Join us for a conversation with Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians), artist, poet, and recently awarded MacArthur Foundation grantee. His film, video, photography, and text work center personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape. Hopinka’s work foregrounds designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary, and non-fiction forms of media. Hopinka will discuss his current projects, works in progress, and forms of collaboration, including with the COUSIN Collective, a collective supporting Indigenous artists dedicated to expanding the form of film. Followed by a screening of short titles by Hopinka, including Sunflower Seige Engine (2022) and Mnemonics of Shape and Reason (2021).

The 2023 Rajiv Vaidya Memorial Lecture is an annual film program lecture and screening event made possible by the generous support of the Vaidya family.

Part of the Imagining Indigenous Cinema: New Voices, New Visions film series. 

Part of the Art Films and Special Screenings series. 

Part of the Rajiv Vaidya Memorial Lecture series.