Aria Evans (she/they/he) is a queer, Toronto-based, award winning interdisciplinary artist who’s practice spans dance; creation, performance and film. Aria draws on their experiences with Afro-Indigenous + settler heritage as well as their BFA (2012) to capture meaningful social and cultural themes through their interactive art. With a large-scale vision, collaboration is the departure point to the work that Aria creates under their company POLITICAL MOVEMENT. Advocating for inclusion and the representation of diversity, Aria uses their artistic practice to question the ways we can coexist together. www.politicalmovement.ca
Collaging footage from bodies of water that link where I grew up to where my Indigenous ancestors are from, a body of water considers the concept of home. From the West Coast to Nova Scotia and poetry translated into Anishinaabemowin, connecting Ontario (where I am currently living), this short film is a love letter to my body and to the places where I feel a sense of belonging.