Start Date
June 25, 2022 - 6:00pm
End Date
June 25, 2022 - 11:30pm

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Attend the launch of the XSITE 2022: Nanda-Gikendan exhibit at the Meadow at Downsview Park, featuring the screening of 7 multimedia animations corresponding to the 7 visible planets and 7 Sacred Ancestral Teachings on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 6:00 PM.

Schedule
 Artist Statement - 7:45 PM
Sunset Ceremony - 9:04 PM

Multimedia Screening Schedule
Moon (Humility) - 6:15 PM
Venus (Truth) - 6:31 PM
Mercury (Respect) - 7:20 PM
Jupiter (Love) - 8:33 PM
Sun (Honesty) - 9:09 PM
Mars (Courage) - 9:23 PM
Saturn (Wisdom) - 10:45 PM

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About XSITE
XSITE is a collaborative interdisciplinary public art installation that celebrates the symbolism of traditional cosmology. The modular structure can be manually rotated by the public to locate the positions of the seven visible planets, channeling their symbolic meaning through light and sound.

In 2022, XSITE is called Nanda-Gikendan which means "seek to know it" in Anishinabemowin. This exhibition will feature multimedia experiences inspired by the cosmology of the Anishinaabe. From the Summer Solstice to the Autumnal Equinox, audiences can participate in a cosmic architecture layered with 3D holographics and frequency-healing sound baths based on the intersection of Seven Sacred Ancestor Teachings with astrological concepts explored in the previous iteration of the exhibition.

The goal of the evolving/revolving exhibition is to create platforms for conversation about the sacred teachings of diverse BIPOC traditions, centering the shared origins of metaphysical concepts.

Collaborators & Partners
XSITE 2022: Nanda-Gikendan is created in collaboration with an amazing group of interdisciplinarity artists led by Traditional Knowledge Practitioner & Life Promotion Ambassador Dr. Debby Danard: Javid Jah @javid_jah, Peatr Thomas @thunderbird4311, Boogey The Beat @boogeythebeat, Carol Ann Apilado @carolannapilado, Chris Ak @iamchrisak, Blackwell Engineering, Muisca @_muisca_, Joachim Wessmark @wessmark.art, Alex Akbari @qubeinc, MAWG Design @mawg_design, Anil Mohabir @anilmohabir.

XSITE 2022: Nanda-Gikendan is a part of ALL CITY SHINE: A BIPOC Street Art Exhibition curated by Danilo Deluxo for ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021–2022 and funded by Canada Council for Arts.

Rendering by: Javid Jah
 

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