Futuristic Regalia

February 6 – March 5, 2004

About the Program

Futuristic Regalia is a tale of the West Coast traditional regalia throughout the ages. Button blankets have changed in appearance many times. However, the onus was, and to this day still is, to protect, guard, and spiritually strengthen the individual. Sonny Assu and Peter Morin have created their own future, basing their creative clothing on their experience of living within a metropolitan environment while retaining traditional aspects of their First Nation's culture. They reconnect with history through the language of ceremonial clothing, the use of traditional family crests, and the incorporation of organic materials. Seeing each of their outfits as an extension of the body, both artists express current conditions and stereotypes as well as share their perceptions of future events for First Nations people. The closing of Futuristic Regalia was part of the InFest Artist Run Culture Conference.


2004.0206 FUT


grunt gallery (second location)
116-350 E. 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 4R8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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