SOVA welcomes Jeneen Frei Njootli as SOVA’s Winter Term Artist-in-Residence. Jeneen arrived in Dawson on February 5th and will be at SOVA for the next two weeks. Jeneen is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist and co-creator of the ReMatriate collective, based on unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver. She is the recipient of the 2017 Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver Artist Prize. Sound, performance, textiles, workshops and barbecues are some of the ways her practice takes shape. Jeneen recently screened her experimental short film, Being Skidoo, in Haines Junction at the Da Kų Cultural Centre and at the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse.
During the residency, Jeneen is working on some sewing, textile and sound projects. The SOVA students will do two workshops with her where they learn to make contact microphones, which will result in some performative, amplified mark making with dremmels.
“I like to make my own microphones and have recently been into playing beadwork through contact mics, guitar pedals, and an amp. While I am here, I’m hoping to make some mitts and lil toddler moccasins, recording the sound through the process.”