Home On Native Land

Date : May 19, 2012

Home on Native Land presents new media work by artists and filmmakers that address the concept of home – a theme that is also central in First Peoples cinema. The loss of home and all of its contents, from land and language to tradition and family defines the First Peoples experience from the Americas to Australia and New Zealand. First Peoples storytellers return to this theme again and again. Tradition remains as a connection to what was lost and new forms reconcile the history of the shared home we now all inhabit. Housing crises remain common among First Peoples communities worldwide, and the home remains under siege by the legacy of history. It is this history that the works in this show confront most directly, asking us to witness, understand and reconcile.

Curated By Jesse Wente &  Steven Loft
Designed By Barr Gilmore