Hugh Brody on Maps and Dreams @ Audain Gallery, Vancouver [5 July]

Hugh Brody on Maps and Dreams

19:00 - 21:00

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Audain Gallery
149 W. Hastings St., Cambie, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4
Talk: Hugh Brody on Maps and Dreams
WED, JUL 5 2017 / 7PM
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre
149 W. Hastings Street

Hugh Brody is a British anthropologist, filmmaker and social philosopher. The author of Maps and Dreams (1981), he will speak to the book as it links up to the exhibition. Considering the way an agricultural heritage invades, transforms and militarizes the worlds it overcomes and creates, the talk will also consider resource extraction and the new intensification of pressure on the territories of the Treaty 8 communities. Brody’s continued work around Indigenous and settler communities considers how the modern treaty process unfolds.

Brody has been an important advocate in the field of Indigenous land use and rights, of which Maps and Dreams is only one project. He is the author of The People's Land (1975), one of the first close-up looks at how Inuit life and lands have been colonized by southerners; and The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the World (2000). He has made films with many First Nation and Indigenous communities, and co-directed the NFB film Treaty 8 Country (1981). He has taught widely and currently holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Maps and Dreams
JUN 1 — JUL 29, 2017
Audain Gallery

Jack Askoty, Brittney and Richelle Bear Hat, Jennifer Bowes, Brenda Draney, Emilie Mattson, Karl Mattson, Garry Oker, Peter von Tiesenhausen

Maps and Dreams is a group exhibition of work by contemporary artists that explores conceptions and implications of land use through cultural and industrial lenses. The exhibition specifically considers the territory of the Dane-zaa people of northeastern British Columbia, now in Treaty 8. Borrowing the title from Hugh Brody’s book Maps and Dreams, a 1981 anthropological study of the Dane-zaa, the exhibition includes work by artists who consider how this land and its intersection with human use is articulated, represented and contested.

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