New Memories for Tomorrow (Screening and Artists Talk)

New Memories for Tomorrow

New Memories for Tomorrow (Screening and Artists Talk)
Thursday, February 8, 2018
6:30 pm–8:00 pm | Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York
1329 Willoughby Ave #2A, Brooklyn NY 11237

Screening of TimeTraveller™ by Skawennati and The Same Sun/Calendar by Antonio Serna

Artists talk to follow

Join us this evening for a screening and artist talk as we near the end of The Same Sun. For this special event exhibiting artist Antonio Serna has invited Skawennati, a Mohawk multimedia artist, to present a selection of videos from her TimeTraveller™ (2008–2013) series in conjunction with the videos from The Same Sun/Calendar. Following the video program the artists will open up to a dialogue on their respective journeys and processes, and take questions from the audience.

In her nine-part multi-platform series TimeTraveller™, Skawennati uses machinima to create an episodic narrative that follows Hunter, a Mohawk from the future, as he voyages throughout the Americas, seeking adventure and knowledge about his heritage. Similarly in Serna’s The Same Sun/Calender videos, we are led through a juxtaposition of past and present sites on deep time geographic maps. Here the narrator, presumed to be the artist, uncovers historical undercurrents anew and recurring visual motifs across the Americas.

What motivates these artists to engage with these topics in their art, and how are they dealing with these issues in their civic lives? We hope to cover this as well other current events touching upon historical monuments, self-determination, and territory. 

In conjunction with the exhibition: Antonio Serna: The Same Sun, January 5–February 11, 2018

For more information please contact Andrew Prayzner,

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Aritists Bios

Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her pioneering new media projects have been widely presented across Turtle Island in major exhibitions. Born in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Skawennati is currently Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research network based at Concordia University in Montreal. In 2015 they launched IIF, the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. More information:

Originally from San Antonio Texas, Antonio Serna is a Mexican-American artist based in New York. Antonio maintains both a studio and collective social practice. These two practices often balance and ground the sum of his production which is rooted in cultural self-determination and autonomy in art and life. He has exhibitions and speaking engagements in national and international venues, including Flux Factory, CUE Foundation, Brooklyn Museum, Pratt, Common Field Convening, Eyebeam, Smack Mellon, Queens Museum, and Museo Tamayo. Antonio Serna holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from Parsons School of Art. More information: