Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years Close Encounters
Begins: Thursday April 14, 2011
With voice, drum, video, and cello, Archer Pechawis begins a dramatic retelling of one of the most devastating moments in North American history—the Sand Creek Massacre—only to turn it on its head. Horse attempts to conjure a reversal of hierarchies and power relationships and revels in the potential of one small action to change the course of the world.
Archer Pechawis is a performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator, and educator, whose work has been exhibited across Canada. Of Cree and European ancestry, he is a member of the Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, and currently lives in Vancouver.