I will be participating in ...and other such stories, the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 with Tiffany Shaw-Collinge. The curatorial team for ...and other such stories include Artistic Director Yesomi Umolu, and co-curators, Sepake Angiama and Paulo Tavares. ...and other such stories opens September 19, 2019. 

 

From the announcement:

 

"Titled …and other such stories, the biennial will form an expansive and multi-faceted exploration of the field of architecture and the built environment globally. The first 51 contributors — spanning the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia — form an initial, representative group, and include an early selection of ambitious commissioned projects. These projects will address key questions about the implications of architecture as it relates to land, memory, rights, and civic participation, and are particularly inspired by the history and conditions of the City of Chicago."

 

You can see the announcement of early highlight contributors here:

 

http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/news/2019-contributor-announcement/

 

 

 


Untitled (for Soundings), 2019 is an installation work and performance for 

Soundings, An Exhibition in Five Parts at the Agnes Etherington in Kingston, Ontario co-curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson.

 

The curators and I have worked with Manitoba Museum to install a Mckenzie-Delta Inuvialuit rain gut parka in the Agnes Etherington for the exhibition. This cultural belonging is a part of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection at the Manitoba Museum. I visited the rain gut parka in September, 2018. In relation to the rain gut parka is a text work I've made. 

 

https://agnes.queensu.ca/exhibition/soundings-an-exhibition-in-five-parts/

 

The rain gut parka will become a score for a performance I am developing with dancers, Ceinwen Gobert and Danah Rosales, and composer/musician, Laura Ortman through an open rehearsal process. This new performance will be presented at the Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts at the Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The open rehearsal times and dates can be found here:

 

https://agnes.queensu.ca/event/details/open-rehearsals/

 

The information regarding the performance can be found here:

 

https://www.queensu.ca/theisabel/content/niigaani-gichigami-oniatar%C3%ADio

 

 

 


An interview with Stance on Dance called "Conversations, Processes and Insistences" was published online January 3, 2019. You can read the interview here:

 

http://stanceondance.com/2019/01/03/conversations-processes-and-insistences/

 


The exhibition, Are you my mother?, curated by Jennifer Matotek, opens January 18, 2019 at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. My work, The treaty is in the body, 2017 (a video and sound installation that was first shown at Nuit Blanche Toronto with Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Sassa Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Keisha Stone) will be included.

 

 

Artists 

Heather Benning, Sandra Brewster, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Michèle Pearson Clarke, and Emilie Serri

 

Whether the relationships are close, strained, or absent, being parented (or disconnected from caregivers) is a universal experience. Are You My Mother? considers what is shared about the experience of being raised, while underscoring the less universal, more specific circumstances that shape how we feel about our caregivers – feelings of warmth and love, and in the case of grief, loss and gratitude. The selected artists also explore thoughts and perceptions around how we view our caregivers: what we know and don’t know about them as people outside their identity as caregivers, and what we may never understand about the people who parent (or are meant to raise) us. The exhibition’s examination of an aesthetics of caring extends to the land and other forms of kinship: people and places beyond bloodlines that provide other kinds of care. 

 

https://www.reginalibrary.ca/dunlop-art-gallery/browse-exhibitions/1441769

 

 

 


I will be giving a talk with Ogalala Lakota poet, Layli Long Soldier, on February 1, 2019 for Against Hungry Listening, a series of talks organized by curators, Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson, in conjunction with Soundings, an exhibition in five parts. 

 

"A listening series that challenges the ubiquitous consumption of music, including notable composers, musicians, scholars and artists discussing de-colonial, queer, feminist, black and Indigenous-specific forms of listening. This is a free and evolving event series—presenters will be playing a selection of musical pieces for audiences, followed by critical conversation and open dialogue. All are welcome and classes are heavily encouraged to attend. No registration required." In the Atrium of the Agnes Etherington, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario. More details here:

 

https://agnes.queensu.ca/event/details/against-hungry-listening/

 

 


I will be giving a talk, Gestures for those before us, for Living Histories at York University Thursday, January 31, 2019.  

 

In this talk I will speak to the works I've made in response to Beau Dick, Rita Letendre, Sonya Kelliher-Combs and Maria Tallchief since 2016, including texts, performances, and video installations. 


Elwood Jimmy has asked me to participate in a day of conversations and performances he has co-curated with Vanessa Andreotti for the Arts Everywhere Festival 2019 organized by Musagetes. 

 

The Arts Everywhere Festival will take place in Guelph, Ontario January 24-27. 

 

On Breathing and Braiding: A day of conversations and performances will take place Saturday, January 26. 

 

http://festival.artseverywhere.ca/event/conversations-performances/

 


 

I've added a PDF catalogue of Slay All Day, 2018 at ma ma gallery. This catalogue includes poems by the artist and curatorial essays by curators, Magdalyn Asimakis and Heather Rigg, respectively. Please find the link under Solo Exhibitions on the main page.