Fire Cycle by Jonathan S Green

Old Market Square

King St.

Winnipeg, MB

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Indigenous

Kids

Nature & outdoors

Printmaking

Sculpture & installation

Dancing trees call to you as Old Market Square becomes a glowing forest for Nuit Blanche. Local artist Jonathan S Green invites you into the woods, where sparks shoot up and join in the dance. The forest is on fire! Flames twist amongst the trees until the greenery falls and only fire remains. As the blaze slows the trees come back to life, moving in the new growth and the cycle begins again… Fire Cycle reflects on the incidence of wildfires in the era of the Anthropocene – a geological timeframe where human activity has started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems. Want to learn more about wildfires? Visit pimaki.ca to learn from knowledge shared by Anishinaabe Elders and the work of the Indigenous land protectors of Pimachiowin Aki, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Commissioned by the Winnipeg Arts Council through Winnipeg’s Public Art Program.

Sat 24 Sep
6:00 PM →
Wed 05 Oct
→ 6:00 PM

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This event is free.

  • Tree-shaped silhouette filled with raging wildfire on flat white background.
  • Anishinaabe knowledge of resource availability following forest fire. Courtesy of Pimachiowin Aki, based on work by Anishinaabe Elders and Dr. Andrew M. Miller.

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Winnipeg's Public Art Program

A vibrant public art program reflects the identity of a city, gives voice to community and builds relationships between diverse groups. Public art enhances the urban environment by increasing the use and enjoyment of public space and building social cohesion. The exploration, through art, of the social, historical, cultural, and natural environment gives meaning to place and celebrates the unique character of Winnipeg, a city on Treaty 1 Territory and the lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene Peoples and in the homeland of the Métis Nation. The Winnipeg Arts Council works with City Administration, artists and communities to develop and integrate art into our public spaces where ideas can be encountered on a daily basis. Along with artist commissions, infrastructure design projects and residencies in City departments, we facilitate community-based collaborations and public events.

This event is part of a hub:

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg

Culture Days Manitoba Winnipeg, MB

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is back! After two years of a socially distanced event, we are excited to move all the art enthusiasm into one special evening this fall! September 24th, 6pm-12am we will have a concentration of exhibitions/perfo...

Location

King St.

Winnipeg, MB

Event Contact

tamara rae biebrich

tamara.rae@winnipegarts.ca

winnipegpublicart

Language

English