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Nicole Schafenacker - Snowfall, Blue Shadows

Snowfall, blue shadows: This project explores the liminal space between fall and winter, and the porousness of our bodies with our environments, through performance and layered videos filmed in Tàkádàdhà/Marsh Lake. As we transition from midnight sun to polar night, and back again, witnessing the shifts around us can be a means of tending to the simultaneous changes happening in our own bodies. The impulse to turn inwards in these darker months can be a generative one that prepares us to once again receive the light. 

Bio: Nicole Schafenacker is a writer, artist and researcher with euro-settler ancestry residing on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council outside of Whitehorse, Yukon. Her work explores body memory, intimate geographies, and hopeful acts/relationships between humans and place. She is passionate about creating projects in the north at the intersection of arts, social justice, and environmental stewardship.


Recent favourite projects include being an artist in residence with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter where she created a site specific, community engaged project, Corridors in the Chasàn Chùa/McIntyre creek wildlife corridor, and showing interdisciplinary land-based work in settings including: Theatre in the Bush (Ramshackle Theatre), Pivot Festival (Nakai Theatre), the International Climate Change Theatre Action Festival, TRAction Planet’s 10 Ways to Fix the Planet digital short series, and at Human Rights/Human Wrongs (Norway) and at the (s)hiver winter arts festival in Dawson!


When she’s not writing or creating she’s out on the trail with her retired sled dog, Aliy. 

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