TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER My mind is with the weather
5 June – 28 August 2022
Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square
Tanya Lukin Linklater works across a range of media, including choreographed dance performances, video, sculptural installation and text. Her research-based practice considers the troubled colonial histories of Turtle Island (North America) and the structural violences Indigenous communities continue to withstand. In this exhibition, new and recent works consider how these violences are registered and processed in the body and highlight moments of resistance. These moments come from working collaboratively with others as an anticolonial strategy, addressing the complexities of sharing Indigenous knowledge in institutional settings—such as the museum—and a focus on the critical importance of certain practices of everyday life, such as music, dance, language, and domestic rituals. Lukin Linklater's Alutiiq homelands are in the Kodiak archipelago of Alaska. She has lived and worked in Nbisiing Anishinabek territory in northern Ontario for more than a decade.