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Sky Hopinka

February 11 to 18, 2018

Image info: Film still from “Visions From an Island,” 2016. Courtesy of the filmmaker.

Sky Hopinka is a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. His work centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and facets of culture contained within, and the play between the accessibility of the known and the unknowable.

Hopinka’s work has been included in various festivals and exhibitions including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Images Festival, Projections, Ann Arbor Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Wavelengths, LA Film Festival, the Wisconsin Triennial, and the Berwick Media and Arts Festival. He was awarded jury prizes at the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, and 3rd Prize at the 2015 Media City Film Festival. He received his BA from Portland State University in Liberal Arts and his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Hopinka current lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In conjunction with the CEAM Artist Residency Program, Sky Hopinka, our Spring 2018 Resident will screen four short films, including “Dislocation Blues” (2017), “Anti-Objects” (2016), “I’ll Remember you as you Were, not What You’ll Become,” (2016) and “Visions of an Island,” (2016). The screening will be followed by a short Q & A.

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