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Skawennati by Paxton Phillips from KOR Photo Studio, 2021

Skawennati

Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), born Canada, date unknown

In work that has been presented internationally, Skawennati (she/her/hers) addresses history, the future, and change from her perspective as an urban Kanien’kehá:ka woman and as a cyberpunk avatar. She also co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace, a research-creation network founded in 2005 and based at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

More of Skawennati's work can be found at her website: skawennati.com.

When I started back in the day, the internet was going to be this amazing information highway that was going to level the playing field and make everybody's lives better. But what it's turned out to be is a place where it's very difficult to find the truth where our privacy is threatened, and where our interaction with it becomes commodified.

Skawennati

Skawennati (Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), born Canada). Becoming Sky Woman, 2016. Production still from the machinima video She Falls for Ages, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.

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