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.


 

Soundings, An Exhibition in Five Parts at the Agnes Etherington in Kingston, Ontario is co-curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson and opens January 5, 2019. Soundings artists include Raven Chacon and Cristóbal Martínez, Sebastian De Line, Camille Georgeson-Usher, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Kite, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Ogimaa Mikana, Peter Morin, Lisa C. Ravensbergen, Heidi Senungetuk, Olivia Whetung and Tania Willard.

 

"The scores take the form of video, objects, graphic notation, museological objects, and written instructions. At different moments during the exhibition these scores are activated by musicians, dancers, performers and members of the public, gradually filling the gallery and surrounding public spaces with sound and action."

 

 

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 HBC 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/

 

Soundings is accompanied by a postcard publication of scores designed by Sébastien Aubin and a public listening series entitled “Against Hungry Listening,” as well as public art installations.

 

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. The open rehearsal times and dates can be found here:

 

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

 


 

Carleton University Art Gallery has published a free PDF catalogue of In Dialogue featuring text by exhibition organizer, John G. Hampton, David Garneau and Nadia Myre.

 

In Dialogue featured artists, Raymond Boisjoly, Raven Davis, David Garneau, Carola Grahn, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Amy Malbeuf, Peter Morin, Nadia Myre, Native Art Department International, Krista Belle Stewart and Nicole Kelly Westman. 

 

You can access the PDF here:

 

http://www.cuag.ca/index.php/publications/recent/