I have published a video, Water, 2013 on Still Point Magazine's online publication (Issue 2) alongside a text by Marcie Rendon, a writer and citizen of White Earth Nation. Over twenty years I ago I was introduced to Marcie Rendon's writing. Her text is titled "Walking in the Shadows." WATER (2013) is a part of a longer series of videos and performances by the artist that re-enact moments in films centred on children within difficult circumstances. This video was shot in northern Ontario in late spring. Dancers: Daina Ashbee and Emily Law. Camera: Duane Linklater. With support from Ontario Arts Council.

 


I was invited to contribute to Inuit Art Quarterly's Summer Issue 2019 - Film. I chose to write about Blackfoot/Sámi filmmaker, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers,’ 2014 film, Bihttoš (Rebel). This short essay is now available online

 

 


Ontario Presents featured a short interview with me in their recent newsletter. Please see the interview here.

 

 


Tanya Lukin Linklater participated in a residency at White Water Gallery in July, 2019. She invited dancers, Ceinwen Gobert, Ivanie Aubin-Malo and Danah Rosales, to the residency for a choreographic creation process documented by Neven Lochhead. This choreography will be further developed in fall 2019 in preparation for a new video work in relation to cultural belongings from Alaska. Tanya's visits to cultural belongings and her ongoing writings about the relationships of Alutiiq peoples to museums, cultural belongings and our ancestors, inform this new project. 


As an invited artist, I gave a keynote at the UBC - Okanagan Summer Indigenous Art Intensive on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The Summer Indigenous Art Intensive is "month-long residency [that] gathers artists, curators, writers and scholars to engage in contemporary ideas and discourse—a place for new ideas rooted in Indigenous art-making" and "The 2019 Intensive broadly engages the theme Site/ation, connecting to place through Indigenous territoriality, being grounded in land, voice and language, reconnecting to/nurturing traditions, and beyond." My talk centred on my lived experiences as Alutiiq person considering the relationships between Alutiiq peoples, museums, and repatriation and my thinking and theorizing of performance as a gesture towards repatriation. I spoke specifically to the project, We wear one another, 2019 for Soundings curated by Dylan Robinson and Candice Hopkins at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. 


Across the Table

April 26 to June 30, 2019 

Guy Ben-Ner, Justine A. Chambers, Joel Good and William Good, Tanya Lukin Linklater 

 

The title for this exhibition was inspired by the working methods of father and son Snuneymuxw artists Joel Good and William Good, who carve together across from each other at the kitchen table almost every day. However, this practice of shared learning through direct connections across generations is central to all of the artworks in the exhibition. In addition to collaborative carvings by the Goods, Across the Table features a father and daughter who reenact Moby Dick in their kitchen, and families who dance across generations while sharing stories, music, and gestures. Sharing artistic collaborations between mothers and sons and daughters and fathers and grandmothers, Across the Table is the first exhibition in a year in which Nanaimo Art Gallery asks the question: What are generations?

 

https://nanaimogallery.ca/index.php/exhibitions/downtown-exhibitions

 


SFMOMA Announces SOFT POWER — International Contemporary Exhibition Featuring New Commissions And Recent Work By 20 Artists

Opening in October 2019 — the First Major Exhibition for SFMOMA Organized by Curator of Contemporary Art Eungie Joo

From the press release:

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 10, 2019) — Timely and provocative, SOFT POWER is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values and foreign policies can be more influential than violence or coercion, the title SOFT POWER suggests a contemplation on the potential of art and offers a provocation to the public to exert their own influence on the world. The exhibition opens at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on October 26, 2019 and remains on view through February 17, 2020.

 

Organized by Eungie Joo, curator of contemporary art, and presented exclusively at SFMOMA on two floors of the museum, the exhibition features new and recent work by 20 international artists working in 12 countries. More than three quarters of the works in SOFT POWER are commissions and new works never before presented in the United States. Taken together, the works demonstrate what cultural theorist, filmmaker and catalogue contributor Manthia Diawara has called a solidarity between intuitions — a concept that acknowledges the complexity, darkness and opacity from which our reality emerges — the poetry and imagination of our differences. According to Joo, “Professor Diawara’s solidarity between intuitions expresses how specific works can enhance our understanding of others by association and relation, while maintaining their distinct contexts and content. I trust the public can relate to many of the concerns of the artists in SOFT POWER, and hope that his exhibition will unleash an untapped energy among us.”

 

I will be making a video in relation to the Hearst Museum of Anthropology's collection and a live performance. I am honoured to be included in this exhibition. 

 

Magdalyn Asimakis is writing about my work for the accompanying publication.

 

For more information:
https://www.sfmoma.org/press-release/sfmoma-announces-soft-power-international-contemporary-exhibition-featuring-new-commissions-and-recent-work-by-20-artists/

 


Soundings, an exhibition in five parts, curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson, will embark on an international tour 2019-2023. 

 

My work in this exhibition included a series of works--an installation and performance with Laura Ortman on amplified violin, Ceinwen Gobert and Danah Rosales, dancers, at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The performance was titled We wear one another, taken from a text installed in relation to a rain gut parka for the exhibition. 

 

Dates and locations of the international tour are forthcoming. 

 

https://www.e-flux.com/announcements/252408/soundings-an-exhibition-in-five-parts/