Prismatic Arts Festival

Michael Greyeyes – Winter Home

Michael Greyeyes – Winter Home

August 19, 830-10pm, August 20, 730-930pm, August 21, 5-7pm
Alderney Theatre


Winter Home is a multi-media installation created by Michael Greyeyes for Signal Installation that examines disconnection through a series of projected and static images.  This performance action destabilizes trans-historical notions of memory, home, and our attenuation to family history.  Iconic photographs of Indigenous people intervene in the space and collide with the presence of the performer troubling our presumptions of authenticity.

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Michael Greyeyes (Plains Cree) is an actor, choreographer, director and educator.  Selected directing credits include: A Soldier’s Tale (Signal Theatre), Pimooteewin (Soundstreams Canada), Almighty Voice and his Wife  (Native Earth Performing Arts), The River (Nakai Theatre), Seven Seconds (Super 16mm/ ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival).  In 2010, he founded Signal Theatre as a platform to create trans-disciplinary and intercultural work that seeks to expand the boundaries surrounding contemporary Indigenous performance. Recent work includes the multi-media installation and solo performance, Winter Home, presented by TRIBE, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is an Associate Professor in the Theatre department at York University.