Thirza Cuthand (Canada) is a filmmaker, performance artist, and writer of Plains Cree, Scottish, and Irish descent. She is a non-binary Butch boy who uses she/her pronouns, and a member of Little Pine First Nation who has been making short experimental films and videos about sexuality, madness, Queer identity, love, and Indigeneity since 1995. Cuthand completed her BFA in Film and Video at Emily Carr University (2005), and her MA in Media Production at Ryerson University (2015). She also works as a curator and has organized programs for ImageNation and Video Out (Vancouver), Paved Art (Saskatoon), and Queer City Cinema (Regina). Her films have screened internationally, including at the Tribeca Film Festival (New York), ImagineNATIVE (Toronto), Oberhausen Film Festival, The National Gallery (Ottawa), The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the 70th Berlinale, where her NDN Survival Trilogy (Reclamation, Extractions and Less Lethal Fetishes) screened at the Canadian Embassy. Cuthand was featured in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. She shared her disappointment in the controversies of the Museum’s Vice-Chair, Warren Kanders' implication in war profiteering. She lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.
THIRZA CUTHAND'S EXTRACTIONS
ONLINE SCREENING DATES: December 2 – December 23, 2020
FILMS IN THIS PROGRAM: Extractions, 15 minutes, 2019