Theo Cuthand: Extractions

April 6 – May 27, 2023
Thursday – Saturday, dusk – 11pm

Urban Video Project (UVP)
Everson Museum Plaza
401 Harrison Street

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Lessons in Living Otherwise:
Screening + Q&A

Thursday, April 20 | 6:30pm
Everson Museum, Hosmer Auditorium

Thursday, May 25 | 6:30pm EDT

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February 16-April 1, 2023
Everson Museum Plaza

Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present the exhibition Theo Cuthand: Extractions at our architectural projection venue on the Everson Museum facade.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the filmmaker will be present for Lessons in Living Otherwise, a screening and Q&A on Thursday, April 20 6:30pm.

About the Work


Extractions traces parallels between natural resource extraction and Canada’s booming child apprehension industry. As the filmmaker reviews how these industries have affected him, he reflects on having his own eggs retrieved and frozen to make an Indigenous baby. This work is part of Cuthand’s series, NDN Survival Trilogy.

About the Artist

Theo Jean Cuthand (b. 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan) makes short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, Queer identity and love, and Indigeneity, which have screened in festivals internationally, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, Mix Brasil Festival of Sexual Diversity in Sao Paolo, ImagineNATIVE in Toronto, Ann Arbour Film Festival, Images in Toronto, Berlinale in Berlin, New York Film Festival, Outfest, and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival. His work has also been shown at galleries and museums, including the Remai in Saskatoon, The National Gallery in Ottawa, the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA in New York, and The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He is a trans man who uses He/Him pronouns. He is of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a Little Pine First Nation member, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada. He is at work on his first feature.

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UVP 2022-23: The Porous Body of the Earth

This exhibition and event are part of UVP’s 2022-23 programming year, The Porous Body of the Earth, featuring artists who explore issues of environmental racism and regimes of violent extraction.


This exhibition was supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and by the County of Onondaga through the Tier Three Program administered by CNY Arts.