2024 Festival:
October 21–27
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Dana Claxton

(British Columbia)

DANA CLAXTON is a critically acclaimed, award winning artist and filmmaker. Her practice investigates indigeneity, beauty, the body, the socio-political, and the spiritual. Claxton’s work has been shown internationally and is held in major public and private collections throughout Canada and the United States. In 2013, her film He Who Dreams won the Best Experimental Award at the imagineNATIVE Festival in Toronto. Claxton is a Professor and Head of the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is member of the Wood Mountain Lakota First Nation in Saskatchewan. “I am grateful to the sun and my sundance teachings – mni ki wakan – water is sacred. Mni wichoni = water is life.”

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