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PROGRAMMING: Mega Sonic Jingle by Maria Hupfield

Mega Sonic Jingle: Maria Hupfield
as part of the exhibition “Everyonce” curated by Mitchell Akiyama
13 – 27 July, 2019
Reception: Friday, July 26 6-8PM
Trinity Square Video

Maria Hupfield will introduce workshop participants to the tin jingle as used on Anishinaabe Womxn’s jingle dresses in order to imagine new, listening bodies informed by pow wow dance, improvised movement and experimental sound. The recordings will be presented through a 3rd installation edition of “Everyonce”, using the existing 30-channel speakers composition.

“Mega Sonic Jingle” will be up until the closing of “Everyonce” on July 27th.


Maria Hupfield is the newly announced Assistant Professor of Indigenous Digital Arts and Performance, at the University of Toronto. She received the 2018 Hnatyshyn Foundation award for outstanding achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist; with recent exhibitions in New York include the Museum of Arts and Design, BRIC, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, represented Canada at SITE Santa Fe (2016), travelled with Beat Nation (2012-14); and performances at Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Brooklyn Museum. Hupfield’s upcoming solo at Heard Museum, Phoenix Arizona follows her first major exhibition The One Who Keeps on Giving a production of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. She is an Anishinaabe off-rez citizen of Wasausksing First Nation and co-owns Native Art Department International with Jason Lujan.

Mitchell Akiyama is a Toronto-based scholar, composer, and artist. His eclectic body of work includes writings about sound, metaphors, animals, and media technologies; scores for film and dance; and objects and installations that trouble received ideas about history, perception, and sensory experience. He holds a PhD in communications from McGill University and an MFA from Concordia University and is Assistant Professor of Visual Studies in the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

“Everyonce” is generously supported by the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.