First Impressions and Listening
Join d.talks for a special critical thought session that begins with an essential ingredient: listening. What do we assume? How does age, practice, race and culture influence the interpretation and translation of what we hear? This is an experimental exploration that allows us to step into another set of shoes.
Curated by: Jared Tailfeathers
Artists: Alyssa Low Horn-DuckChief, Garrett Cooper, Iman Bukhari
This program is for Write On participants as well as open to the public. An RSVP is essential, please.
Write On is a critical writing workshop series aimed at building connections and advancing an individual writing practice. Produced by d.talks, it is supported by the Rozsa Foundation and Canada Council for the Arts. Thanks also to the Calgary Public Library.
The First Impressions session is open to the public as well as workshop participants. Get your feet wet and join us in discovery, questions, and sharing.
Jared Tailfeathers is a performance and interactive installation artist of Blackfoot heritage. A musician and musical instrument maker, his practice blends multi-media, narrative and conceptual design. He is the Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Placemaking Project at the Calgary Public Library, a project that involved coordinating a collaborative work of art by six Indigenous artists connected to Treaty 7 territory that is featured in the New Central Library. He curated AlterNATIVE: Balance produced by EMMEDIA featuring artists finding a position of balance between tradition and contemporary practice. He is a member of the Indigenous Performance Arts Alliance.
This session will be documented for archival purposes. Please advise us if you prefer not to be included in the documentation. Thank you.