Sculpting The Virtual Future
Join Indigo Arts Alliance and the University of New England Art Galleries in presenting Sculpting the Virtual Future!
Sculpting the Virtual Future
Join Indigo Arts Alliance and the University of New England Art Galleries in presenting Sculpting the Virtual Future! On Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30pm, we will present “Sculpting the Virtual Future”, a screening and artist talk by Firefly the Hybrid, of Decontie & Brown.
Firefly’s new short film, “Digital Triptych”, is currently on view as part of the exhibition “Speculative Histories & Material Culture” at the UNE Art Gallery, Portland Campus. Looking at the inevitable transition to a post-human future from an Indigenous perspective, “Digital Triptych” offers the viewer a way to face this future with openness and love, rather than with fear. A screening of the 7-minute film will be followed by an artist talk and Q&A, moderated by poet and musician Atiim Chenzira.
About Firefly: Based in Bangor and a citizen of the Penobscot Nation, Firefly is deeply influenced by the traditions of his ancestors. He performs traditional hand drum, shaker and vocal songs as well as cutting edge musical compositions rooted in his ancestral traditions. A hyper creative, Firefly’s artistry involves powerful vocals, eye popping visuals and cutting edge costumes created by himself and his team. He uses his performances to journey through Wabanaki culture utilizing sound, light, color and frequency, placing Indigenous people in the here, the now and the future.