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Goethe Pop Up Seattle and Northwest Film Forum present a program of film and video work by Krista Belle Stewart, a Berlin-based artist and member of the Syilx Nation, in conjunction with Stewart’s exhibition Truth to Material currently on display at Goethe Pop Up. Co-presented with Henry Art Gallery.

This program is best viewed in conversation with Krista Belle Stewart's visual art. Your ticket also entitles you to a special tour of Krista Belle Stewart: Truth to Material, directly before the screening, with curator Martin Schwartz. To join, please arrive at Goethe Pop Up Seattle at 6 p.m. on February 9. The Pop Up is located one block away from NWFF, at 1424 11th Ave, Suite 101, in Chophouse Row. Please bring proof of vaccination and ID.

If you prefer to see the program at NWFF, please register to attend IN-PERSON.


(2015. HD video, stereo, colour, 38’57”)

In Seraphine, Seraphine, Krista Belle Stewart interrogates and expands the public record of the artist’s mother, Seraphine Stewart, British Columbia’s first Indigenous public health nurse. Next to and juxtaposed with a generally sympathetic but fictionalized 1967 CBC docu-drama on Seraphine Stewart, the film shows filmed testimony Seraphine Stewart gave in 2013 to a Vancouver Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearing. The CBC film gives a version of the elder Stewart’s story in a scripted voiceover, while in her testimony, she narrates aspects of her own experience, from her childhood partly spent in residential schooling on, unmediated by outsiders. Bringing these ways of telling into contact and conflict, in this film work, Krista Belle Stewart underlines issues of agency and authenticity in representations of her family, and challenges audiences to recognize and counteract colonial structures in archival and media practices.

Additional Resources:

International Studio & Curatorial Program: CONCRETE TRUTH: ART AND THE DOCUMENTARY

Haus der Kulturen der Welt: Bodies of Fact: The Archive from Witness to Voice

  • Year
  • Runtime
    39 minutes
  • Director
    Krista Belle Stewart