2021-10-19 - 2021-10-24
Digital Indigiqueer is a collection of works by transgender Indigenous transmedia artists based in the so-called USA. While one goal was spotlighting and lifting artists in an often overlooked demographic, another was creating community and building networks between transgender artists. This iteration of Digital Indigiqueer is entirely trans masculine artists, which was unintentional but resulted in a great collection of artists working with digital tools and media arts.
Curator: Hex Fey (Lakota)
Aritists: Elijah Forbes (Odawa) | Raven Two Feathers (Cherokee/Seneca/Cayuga/Comanche) | Ty Defoe (Oneida/Ojibwe)
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre October 19, 2021 – October 24, 2021
Elijah Forbes is an Indigenous, Two-Spirit creative that focuses on bringing Indigenous storytelling and transgender joy into the world through his work. He has previously worked with Twitter to create artwork for the Trans Awareness Week hashtag and counts himself lucky to have worked with so many Indigenous creative teams to bring representation to new fields.
Raven Two Feathers (Cherokee/Seneca/Cayuga/Comanche) (he/they) is a Two-Spirit, Emmy award-winning creator based in Seattle, Washington. They recently graduated magna cum laude from the Santa Fe University of Art & Design with a BFA in Film Production.
Ty Defoe is a citizen of the Oneida and Ojibwe Nations and considers himself a shape-shifter, bending in and out of artistic forms to vanguard against a westernized binary system, and celebrating the celestial force of rainbows.
Curator: Based in Seattle, Washington, USA, Hexe has exhibited and taught workshops in Seattle, Berlin, Kuala Lumpur, Vienna, and London, and is currently a candidate for an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Decolonial Arts Praxis at Goddard College. Hexe is the creator of the interactive fiction game Cursed Task about the struggle of writing an artist bio.