Nocturne 2020: Echolocation

Events & Entertainment

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Nocturne: Art at Night celebrates contemporary professional art in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. Through our festival and additional programming, we use art as a catalyst for connection. The completely free annual event showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. Nocturne is a not-for-profit organization that brings the city access to art and wonder with no barriers.

While we do our part to adhere to COVID-19 regulations, we will be bringing you a week’s worth of artistic experiences both online and on land.

Nocturne 2020 is ECHOLOCATION
curated by Lindsay Dobbin
K’jipuktuk/Halifax and virtually everywhere

Details and full schedule coming soon

Anchor Projects in partnership with Centre for Art Tapes and Halifax Regional Municipality:

What Does the Earth Ask Of Us?
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Touched By the Tears of A Butterfly
Mike MacDonald

Elmi’knik ilkwija’lnoqtew ika’taqniktuk (In the future, who will ease your heart in the garden?)
Michelle Sylliboy

Returning Current
Katy Payne and Daniela Gesundheit w/ Lindsay Dobbin
Featuring Nicholas Dourado, Andrew Jackson, Jacques Mindreau, and Nicole Rampersaud
Hydrophone radio transmission by Dr. David Barclay
Sound engineering and technical wizardry by Johnny Spence

Meeting Waters: Cross-Cultural Collaborations on Environmental Racism
Ingrid Waldron

Featuring collaborations:
Africville – Irvine Carvery and Rebecca Thomas
Pictou Landing First Nation – Michelle Francis-Denny and Kwento
Sipekne’katik – Dorene Bernard and Liliona Quarmyne
Shelburne – Vanessa Hartley and Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis
Design and graphic recording by Bria Miller.
Presented with additional support from Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, Kairos, The Leap, and PSAC

Thirteen Echoes of Kmətkinu
Shalan Joudry in collab w/ Lukas Pearse

Featuring Tamim Arabi (Arabic), Christina Sai Yin Chui (Cantonese), paulo da costa (Portuguese), Gurinder Dhillon (Punjabi), Andor Gjesdal (Norwegian – vocals), Leah Horwood (Norwegian – translation), Yuki Inoue (Japanese – translation), shalan joudry (original poem and vocals), Sabina Kasheke (Swahili), Irene Kasianov (Russian), Lodaidh MacFhionghain (Gaelic), André Muise (French), Opolahsomuwehs (Wolastoqey), Arlene Stevens (Mi’kmaw – translation and vocals), Barbara Sylliboy (Mi’kmaw – translation), and Atsuko Tomita (Japanese – translation and vocals)

And projects from:

Carly Butler and Hjalmer Wenstob
Carley Mullally
Carmel Farahbakhsh and Darcie Bernhardt
Chloe Alexandra Thompson, DB Amorin and Johnny Ray Alt
Francesca Ekwuyasi
GLAM Collective (with support provided by Arts Nova Scotia)
HEIST x Nocturne Takeover Party
Illest Preacha and Rablin Intellect
I’thandi Munro
Kamille Cyr
Kelly Markovich (with support provided by Centre for Art Tapes)
Lara Lewis and Mark Foster
Liliona Quarmyne and Mo Drescher
Marie-Soleil Provençal
Marla Benton and Andrea Puszkar
Michael MacLean, Laure Nolte and Andrew Gilmour
Mo Phùng
The NSCAD Queer Collective
Tania Willard
The Woods

Geographically, Nocturne takes place within Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. We also acknowledge the significant foundations that the infrastructure and culture of Black and African Nova Scotian communities have played in building this province and country. We continue to work to collaborate, amplify, and connect with the many art communities that live and work here in Mi’kma’ki.


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