Bracken Hanuse Corlett is a multimedia artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He got his start in theatre and performance 15 years ago and has since transitioned into a focus on digital-media, live-visual installation/performance and visual arts. He is the co-founder of the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival and over the last four years he has performed across the country as a member of the audio-visual collectives, Skookum Sound System and the SEE Monsters. He is a graduate of the En’owkin Centre of Indigenous Art and went to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for a B.F.A. in Visual Arts. He has also studied Northwest Coast art, carving and design from acclaimed Heiltsuk artists Bradley Hunt and his sons Shawn Hunt and Dean Hunt. Some of his notable exhibitions, performances and/or screenings have been at Grunt Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Unit PITT Projects, Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancouver), Three Walls Gallery (Chicago) Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minnesota), SAW Gallery, Ottawa International Animation Festival (Ottawa), Royal BC Museum, Open Space (Victoria) and the Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective, Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina), Tidal Force – Independent Media Arts Alliance, Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax), Urban Shaman (Winnipeg), Music Gallery, Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto).
Dean Hunt is a Producer, DJ and Visual Artist from the Eagle Clan of the Heiltsuk Nation in Waglisla (Bella Bella). He studied Studio Engineering and Music Production at Columbia Academy in Vancouver, and has applied his skills as a music producer and DJ with the audio-visual collectives, Skookum Sound System and the See Monsters. Dean comes from a family of artists, which includes his father Bradley Hunt and his older brother Shawn Hunt. He is also a practicing visual artist, creating imaginative works from the strong base of his traditional arts and culture including: carving, painting, and jewelry. He uses the tools his ancestors fought to hold onto through times of hardship and oppression, not only in his more traditional art practices, but also in his contemporary use of sound. Dean has shown his work at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Satellite Gallery, Spirit Wrestler, and the Lattimer Gallery. Some notable audio-visual performances include Vancouver’s PuSh Festival, Adaka Festival in the Yukon, Sakewewak Storytellers Festival and Where the Thunderbird Lives (Mackenzie Art Gallery) in Regina and 2 Worlds: Indigenous Media and Performance Festival in Victoria BC.