Nov. 26 2021
Seghąxole, my clan: Victoria Redsun and Mariana Muñoz Gomez in Dialogue
Partners in Art and C Magazine are proud to present a dialogue between artist Victoria Redsun and guest curator Mariana Muñoz Gomez, exploring the former’s Artist Project in C’s most recent issue, 149 “Community.” Redsun’s Seghąxole, my clan is a collage series that engages with personal relationships and expand them into connections that stretch across time and space. The artist positions themselves in relation to their family and simultaneously positions their family within broader communities—the Dënësųłinë́, cross-cultural networks, nonhuman kin, known ancestors, ancestors who lived long before the artist was born, and a community of Indigenous artists and activists. Muñoz Gomez’s accompanying text positions Seghąxole, my clan within the context of “grounded normativity” and within larger communities of Indigenous scholars and writers—referencing cross-cultural citation and “how generative it can be to learn with and from each other.”
In this talk, Redsun and Muñoz Gomez will reflect on their positions as artist and curator, and the meaning of community in their own respective practices as well in their work together for C Magazine. To read Muñoz Gomez’s full text, click here.
The dialogue will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A.
PIA is generously supporting three consecutive Artist Projects in 2021 for issues 148, 149, and 150. To receive all three issues in the mail, you may subscribe online at a special member’s rate: special.cmagazine.com
Mariana Muñoz Gomez is a Latinx artist, writer, curator, and settler of colour based on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, MB. Their work is concerned with language, diaspora, displacement and identity within post- and settler colonial contexts. Mariana’s recent graduate research focused on the potentiality of art and language in challenging colonial hegemonies and (re)envisioning temporality, relation, and place. Mariana works with a number of collectives including Carnation Zine and window winnipeg. They hold a BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba School of Art and an MA in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices from the University of Winnipeg.
Victoria Redsun is a two-spirit Dënësųłinë́ land defender, poet, visual artist & filmmaker. The beauty of the land, people, and spirits inspires the creation of their art. They have worked with We Matter, an Indigenous anti-suicide campaign as a Multi-Media Creator, and many other groups creating various forms of community
projects. They spent the past year living on Wet’suwet’en and Secpwecmec territories while standing in solidarity to protect their lands from extractive industries and assisting with the media team. Their work as a two-spirit is deeply ingrained in the land, ceremony, and arts. As a Dënësųłinë́ emerging filmmaker they found guidance through mentorships and training in Winnipeg with Video Pool and the Indigenous Filmmaker’s Collective. They recently received a grant from ISO for their film Nalze Dene, an experimental film the practices of the caribou hunting in the far north. Their work is focused on non linear forms of storytelling.