The Kiln Project (2021)
The project was filmed on-site at one of the recovered Japanese charcoal pit kilns on so-called Galiano Island, BC, on the traditional territories of Penelakut, Hwlitsum, and Tsawwassen First Nations, and of other Hul’qumi’num-speaking peoples. The film uses movement and writing to bring light to the history of Japanese settlers on the Gulf Islands in the late 19th century, in particular the charcoal artisans who crafted binchotan charcoal using traditional Japanese methods in these pit kilns.
Creative direction, performance: Shion Skye Carter
Film, video editing: Bee Nicole Kent
Music: Prince Shima
Online premiere, presented by Active/Passive Performance Society
Photography: Dayna Szyndrowski