Sky Hopinka Retrospective
Kinoscope is pleased to announce a retrospective of artist and filmmaker Sky Hopinka. Starting May 8th, the platform will upload one of the filmmaker’s shorts every Friday for eleven weeks. Hopinka’s films will remain on Kinoscope for long-term availability, joining a roster of esteemed contemporary avant-garde works. Titles in the retrospective include: Wawa; Kunįkága Remembers Red Banks, Kunįkága Remembers the Welcome Song; Venite et Loquamur, Come All and Let Us Speak; Jáaji Approx.; Visions of an Island; I’ll Remember You as You Were, Not as What You’ll Become; Anti-Objects, or Space Without Path or Boundary; Dislocation Blues; Fainting Spells; When You’re Lost in the Rain; and Lore.
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington. Hopinka’s art centers around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape, designs of language as containers of culture expressed through personal, documentary, and non-fiction forms of media. His moving-image work has been played at festivals such as ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Images, Wavelengths, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sundance, and Projections and was a part of the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial, the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and the 2018 FRONT Triennial. He was awarded the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, the New Cinema Award at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, and the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists in the Emerging artist category for 2018. He was a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for Harvard University fellow in 2018–2019, Sundance Art of Nonfiction fellow for 2019, and is a 2020 Guggenheim fellow.
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