To Broadcast is to Scatter
seth cardinal dodginghorse, Cadence Planthara, Diana Sofia Lozano, and Natalia Villanueva Linares
With projects by June Canedo de Souza and Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind
Curated by Shalaka Jadhav
November 30, 2023 to February 10, 2024
Reception: Thursday, November 30, 5:00pm – 8:00 pm
School of Art Gallery
Visual description of artworks available.
When observed closely, human and non-human relations echo onto one another: a tree branch is a lightning strike is a crack in the sidewalk. Inviting a recognition of the cycles of rot and regeneration, To Broadcast is to Scatter illuminates memory-marking within the human insistence on organizing time.
Guided by the principles of the rhizome, described by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as a network of connections with no beginning and no end, this exhibition is also informed by cultural scholars Astrida Neimanis and Rachel Loewen Walker’s proposition of “thick time.” Within the thick time model, layers of time stack together, expand and contract. This model encourages us to refuse a distinction between the human and non-human world, and instead, embrace an embodied understanding of ourselves as deep archives.
Artists Diana Sofia Lozano, Cadence Planthara, and Natalia Villanueva Linares present works that embrace multiplicity, hybridity, and unfixedness. seth cardinal dodginghorse, June Canedo de Souza, and collaborators Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind explore their family histories to reflect on inheritance: what is lost, what is found, and what may be seeded. Across the works, we are asked to entwine, not to arrive at something, but to get closer to it. How may we lean into an understanding of time as rhizomatic?
seth cardinal dodginghorse is a Tsuut’ina/Blackfeet/Saddle Laake Cree multidisciplinary artist, Prairie Chicken Dancer, experimental musician and cultural researcher. They grew up eating dirt and exploring the forest on their family’s ancestral land on the Tsuut’ina nation. In 2014 their family was forcibly removed from their homes and land for the construction of the South West Calgary Ring Road. This life changing event has been the focus of their creative work. They are currently a part of the artist collective tīná gúyáńí (Deer Road) which also includes their mother, Glenna Cardinal. In 2022, tīná gúyáńí was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award. seth is currently recording an album for their music project lawrence teeth.
Cadence Planthara is an interdisciplinary artist and craftsperson of mixed South Asian and European descent currently living in the City of Toronto. Working in an expanding range of media including ceramic, photography, painting, writing, textiles, and installation, they move with questions around inheritance, identity, power and agency that resist straightforward answers. Through careful attention and play, they constellate disparate raw materials, inherited and found objects, producing oblique, poetic forms for use and consideration. Their work has recently been exhibited at the Khyber Centre for the Arts (Kjipuktuk/Halifax, NS), Joys, Pumice Raft, Hearth, and Trinity Square Video (all in Tkarón:to/Toronto, ON).
Artist Diana Sofia Lozano was born in Cali, Colombia and is based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work uses the language of botanical hybrids; the naturally occurring, genetically modified, and the imagined. Lozano presents biomimicry as metaphors for identity construction at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the politics of difference.
She is interested in the deconstruction of botanical taxonomic failures in order to reveal and redefine the boundaries of colonial identificatory practices and geopolitical borders. Lozano has exhibited at Company Gallery, Wave Hill Gardens, Deli Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, Proxyco Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan in NYC, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, New Image Art in Los Angeles, Casa Prado in Barranquilla Colombia, Örebro Konsthall in Örebro Sweden, Parallel in Oaxaca Mexico, Arto Kyoto in Kyoto Japan, and Capsule Gallery in Shanghai China, among others.
Natalia Villanueva Linares is a French Peruvian artist who graduated with highest honors from the National School of Fine Arts of Paris. She currently lives in Chicago and works between North and South America and Europe. Her work has been shown in two major exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Paris. She exhibited at the Sala Miro Quesada Garland in Peru (2013), the Collège de Bernardins in Paris and La Graineterie (2018). Natalia had her first solo shows with Doyang Lee Gallery (2014, Paris) DPM gallery in Ecuador (2019), Wu Gallery (2021, Peru), and Comfort Station (2022, Chicago). Her solo show at the Museo de Arte de San Marcos (Peru) won the Luces Award best solo exhibition 2022.
Natalia is a cultural worker, who cofounded the nonprofit organization Yaku in Peoria IL. She is the former director of Hi Place, an artist-run mini-mansion, and is the founder of the magazine Ukayzine, which was created to promote international cultural exchanges through the visual arts. She is a contributor for the worker-led organization and publishing platform, Sixty Inches From Center, and an organizer for its cultural criticism program, CANJE.
June Canedo de Souza: O Escândalo
How does a story get passed down in a family?
O Escândalo restages a family story across three acts:
Act I: The Kitchen Spill
Act II: The Clothesline
Act III: The Walls of the Home
Through the repetitive motion of sweeping, the artist retraces the domestic landscapes and stories of her childhood, extending an invitation to listen to what may be untold as these stories trickle through family members.
O Escândalo is an installation and performance, initially presented on July 26, 2022 in New York. On July 27, 2022 viewers were invited to return and reflect on their memories of the work.
Camera: Alima Lee
June Canedo de Souza is a multidisciplinary visual artist whose practice centers on the intersection of migration and labor. She was raised in a working-class family of undocumented domestic and construction workers. Canedo de Souza is also a mother and is driven to understand the systemic devaluation of women’s labor, particularly as it relates to motherhood and care work. June Canedo de Souza holds an MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. Most recently, she has exhibited projects with The Kitchen in New York and The Geffen at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and was a finalist for the Foundwork Artist Prize in 2022.
Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind: In Vitro
In Arabic with English subtitles
“When our time comes, that time will no longer be ours. We will be an archive for someone else to make sense of,” Dunia says to Alia.
In a concrete bunker deep beneath the city of Bethlehem, decades after ecological disaster, young scientist Alia visits Dunia as she lies on her deathbed.
Filmed in black and white, In Vitro is a 2-channel Arabic sci-fi film in which its protagonists negotiate questions of cultural heritage and memory, engaging dichotomies and dualities of myth/fiction, natural worlds/human architectures, and inherited trauma/collective memory. As Alia and Dunia navigate generational disagreements, above ground, an abandoned nuclear reactor is prepared to be planted by heirloom seeds. Despite what we seek in the face of colonial catastrophe, the land itself endures.
In Vitro was commissioned by the Danish Arts Foundation for the Danish Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2019 and produced by Spike Island.
Director: Larissa Sansour
Director and Author: Søren Lind
Production: Ali Roche
Camera: Ali Roche
Editing: Sue Giovanni
Co-Production: May Odeh
Visual Effects Supervisor: Henrik Bach Christensen
Original Music and Composition: Niklas Schak
Supervising Sound Editor: Tom Sedgwick
Sound Design: Ben Hurd
Costumes: Anne Sofie Masden and Isabelle Cook
Art Director: Simon Godfrey
Script Supervisor: Maxim Sansour
Dunia: Iam Abbass
Alia: Maisa Abd Elhadi
Young Girl: Marah Abu Srour
Nun: Leila Sansour
Larissa Sansour was born in 1973 in East Jerusalem, Palestine. Central to her work is the dialectics between myth and historical narrative. In her recent works, she uses science fiction to address social and political issues. Working mainly with film, Sansour also produces installations, photos and sculptures.
Sansour’s work is shown in film festivals and museums worldwide. In 2019, she represented Denmark at the 58th Venice Biennial. In 2020, she was the shared recipient of the prestigious Jarman Award. She has shown her work at Tate Modern, MoMA, Centre Pompidou and the Istanbul Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, KINDL in Berlin, Copenhagen Contemporary in Denmark, Bluecoat in Liverpool, Bildmuseet in Umeå and Dar El-Nimer in Beirut.
Sansour currently lives and works in London, UK.
Eat Your Arts and Vegetables with Shalaka Jadhav
Thursday, November 23, 5:30-6:00 pm
CKUW, 95.9 fm and ckuw.ca
Curator Shalaka Jadhav discusses exhibition themes and programming for the upcoming exhibition, To Broadcast is to Scatter, with host Derek Brueckner.
Diana Sofia Lozano, Natalia Villanueva Linares, and Shalaka Jadhav in Conversation
Wednesday, November 29, 12:00-1:30 pm
364 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
Also live-streaming on the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba YouTube channel. ASL interpretation and closed-captioning (on YouTube) available.
To Broadcast is to Scatter curator Shalaka Jadhav and exhibiting artists Diana Sofia Lozano and Natalia Villaneuva Linares discuss their respective practices and the broader contexts informing their work and research. Together, their works embrace, beckon, and invite us to rot the edges of hyperidentification.
A Q&A will follow this conversation.
Natalia Villanueva Linares: Landscapes of Dual 11
Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 pm
School of Art Gallery
Witness Natalia Villaneuva Linares on opening night of To Broadcast is to Scatter as she works with six performers to extend the life of tissue paper, drawing out its dye. Performers and viewers alike will build a new relationship with this otherwise temporary everyday object.
To Broadcast is to Scatter with Shalaka Jadhav
Friday, December 1, 12:00-1:00 pm
School of Art Gallery
Meet curator Shalaka Jadhav on a lunchtime tour to provide an overview of the exhibition, To Broadcast is to Scatter.
Ritual, Reciprocity, and Altars: A Ceramics Workshop with Cadence Planthara
Friday, December 1, 3:30-7:30 pm
Art City, 616 Broadway
Presented in partnership with Art City
To Broadcast is to Scatter exhibiting artist Cadence Planthara will facilitate participants in making small hand-built bowls that may be used as part of a personal practice. In working with clay and reflecting on personal rituals, participants will expand their relationships to earth-based materials while thinking through ideas of reciprocity.
seth cardinal dodginghorse: Dirt Dance #3
Thursday, January 25, 7:00-7:30 pm
School of Art Gallery
In seth cardinal dodginghorse’s 2019 performance Dirt Dance, the artist imitated the movement of construction vehicles to tell the story of their family’s displacement from their home during the construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. For this exhibition, seth will present a new version of the dance, which will involve using pirate radios to broadcast recorded dreams.