On Sunday, February 24, from 1:00 pm – 3:00, Join One Mind, One Heart, Heiltsuk artist ’Nusí, (Ian Reid) for an artist talk and dance performance. ’Nusí, Ian Reid’s ancestral name (meaning “full moon”) was a traditional dancer.
Performance in the eyes of ’Nusí was a valued responsibility. ’Nusí’s instillation: One Mind, One Heart will be featured in the Multiversity Galleries at MOA in exhibit case 23 until Sunday, April 21,2013.
One Mind, One Heart represents the response from the Heiltsuk Nation towards the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline and towards the traffic of oil tankers in their territories. The Exhibit showcases the ancestral guardian ’Yágis swallowing a trespassing, oil tanker in Heiltsuk waters. The mask, which ’Nusí created, encompasses the ancient teachings of the Heiltsuk people to protect their land and sea against proposed pipelines, and oil-tanker traffic in their waters. The Instillation also includes an iPad kiosk, which features films, photos of Heiltsuk territory, and community members protesting during the Joint Review Panel’s visit to Bella Bella.
’Nusí comments: “I created ’Yágis for One Mind, One Heart to show his support in opposing the Enbridge Pipeline Project. He hunts down oil tankers and protects our territories and coast.”
’Nusí will talk about his role as an activist artist, followed by a lively performance from the Vancouver Urban Heiltsuk Dance Group.
This event is free with general admission. Museum admission is free for all UBC students, faculty and staff.
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2 View Map
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