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IAIA A-i-R: Janet Rogers—Book Launch and Reading
Fri, July 27, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm| Free
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) will host a book launch and public reading of the spring edition of Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought. IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) artist Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) is the guest editor of the Yellow Medicine Review and she will do a public reading.
July 3, 2018–August 31, 2018
Janet Rogers (Mohawk/Tuscarora) is a writer from Six Nations. Rogers works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry, and recorded poetry with music. Rogers is also a radio broadcaster, documentary producer, media and sound artist. Her literary titles include Splitting the Heart, Ekstasis Editions 2007, Red Erotic, Ojistah Publishing 2010, Unearthed, Leaf Press 2011, Peace in Duress, Talonbooks 2014, and Totem Poles and Railroads, ARP Books, 2016, and a forthcoming title Between Spirit and Emotion, Bookland Press, Fall 2018. She produced and hosted Native Waves Radio on CFUV-FM from 2007–2017. Her music column, Tribal Clefs, was part of CBC Victoria’s programming from 2008–2016. Her radio documentaries, Bring Your Drum: 50 years of Indigenous Protest Music and Resonating Reconciliation, won Best Radio at the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Festival in 2011 and 2013.
The 2Ro Media Collective is a production company she and Mohawk media artist Jackson 2bears own and operate which produced the short experimental documentary NDNs on the Airwaves about CKRZ-FM Six Nations radio. 2Ro Media also developed the multiple media project For This Land presented as multi-channel media installations in several galleries and public venues. Rogers also produced a six-part radio documentary series NDNs on the Airwaves focused on the current history of native radio in Canada (launched in February 2016).
Janet Roger’s residency session is made possible by the generous support of Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in partnership with IAIA. Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.