Reading the Line

Mar 20 – May 2, 2015 / Opening Mar 19 @ 7:00 PM

Reading the Line brings together five artists — Alma Alloro, Maggie Groat, Anne Low, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Lis Rhodes — for whom line is an integral compositional element. More than a visual structure, in these instances line serves as a code in which histories, ideas and narratives are embedded. From text, textiles and movement, to animated GIFs and 16mm film, the works in this exhibition negotiate the relationships between the reflexive and the utilitarian, the static and the performative. Curated by Pablo de Ocampo. I presented a performance with Ziyian Kwan March 21, 2015. 

A radio interview with Julia Caron regarding my project, the the, 2014.


I am the feautred poet for the Taos International Journal of Poetry and Art. The Taos Journal is publishing excerpts of "The Harvest Sturdies." My notes for this work: 

“The Harvest Sturdies” was written in response to Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, a 44-day action that began December 11, 2012. The mittsChief Spence (of Attawapiskat First Nation) wore in many of her press engagements are an important symbol for the people of James Bay, northern Ontario, Canada. Interviews with Agnes Hunter, Marlene Kapasheshit and Lillian Mishi Trapper during January and February 2013 regarding the process for making traditional James Bay Mitts were conducted for this poem.


Many thanks to Layli Long Soldier for her support through the writing process and her adept editing skills. And to our relatives who agreed to be interviewed. And to Agnes Hunter and Duane Linklater for Cree translation.


I am one of three artists showing work in the exhibition, Memory Keepers: Methodologies of Memory, Mapping and Gender, curated by Erin Sutherland and Carla Taunton at Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg. Ursula Johnson and Julie Nagam are exhibiting work as well. My works are body-based photos and videos and focus on relationships to land, memory and history. Many thanks to Daina Warren, Director of Urban Shaman, for assisting in organizing the exhibition. 




I was asked to write a short curatorial essay on Duane Linklater's solo exhibition, DECOMMISSION, at the MacLaren Art Centre.


To find out more about the exhibition, please see:


To read my short curatorial essay, as well as a longer curatorial essay by cheyenne turions, please see:




Thomas Michael Swensen interviewed me for the Alaska Native Studies Blog. Compelling questions about my practice and indigenous art. 


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