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Hopinka coming to Flagler

Sky Hopinka CEAM

SAINT AUGUSTINE – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum will host experimental filmmaker Sky Hopinka as the CEAM Artist in Residence for Spring 2018. During his visit, Hopinka will work closely with Flagler College students and faculty through class visits and critiques, and will give a workshop for Flagler students. The museum will screen a selection of Hopinka’s short films, including “Dislocation Blues” (2017), “Anti-Objects” (2016), “I’ll Remember you as you Were, not What You’ll Become,” (2016) and “Visions of an Island,” (2016) on Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. in Kenan Hall on the Flagler campus, room 300. The screening, followed by a short Q & A, will be free and open to the public.

As a filmmaker who is a Ho-Chunk Nation national and descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Hopinka has developed his work to center around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and facets of culture contained within, and the play between the accessibility of the known and the unknowable. He explores the use of language and how it is both an access to knowledge, as well as a barrier leading to frustration. His short films, each between five and 20 minutes, display his keen eye and controlled aesthetic.

Hopinka’s work has been included in various festivals and exhibitions including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, The Whitney Biennial, Images Festival, Projections, Ann Arbor Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Wavelengths, LA Film Festival, the Wisconsin Triennial, and the Berwick Media and Arts Festival. He was awarded jury prizes at the Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, and 3rd Prize at the 2015 Media City Film Festival. He received his BA from Portland State University in Liberal Arts and his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Hopinka current lives and works in Milwaukee, Wis.

The CEAM Artist Residency is supported by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

For further information on our programming, please visit the website at, or contact Julie Dickover at 904-826-8530 or The museum’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m.



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