Resources: Selected books, articles, videos, relevant to this MOOC

Leah Decter and her projects
Leah Decter and her projects

Leah Decter talks to the assembled artists about the work she is doing with technology and textile.

singing to drums
singing to drums

Peter Morin enlists the assistance of Adrian Stimson, Leah Decter, Clement Yeh, Mimi Gellman, and Ayumi Goto to sing to the drums he has made during the residency. While they sang, he read out a Martin Luther King speechto think through questions of oppression, resistance, equality.

Clement Yeh installs Gellman pieces
Clement Yeh installs Gellman pieces
Artists’ projects underway
Artists’ projects underway

Gabe Archie, who has been documenting the recon process, has put together these brilliant montages of artists’ work including studio visits with David Garneau, Cecily Nicholson, Leah Decter, Peter Morin, Clement Yeh (working on Jaimie Isaac images), Gabe Hill, Mimi Gellman and more. Definitely a delightful representation of work underway.

Cheryl L’Hirondelle says: Garry Gottfriedson poetry reminds me of my favourite anarchist poet Hakim Bey
Cheryl L’Hirondelle says: Garry Gottfriedson poetry reminds me of my favourite anarchist poet Hakim Bey

Chaos CHAOS NEVER DIED. Primordial uncarved block, sole worshipful monster, inert & spontaneous, more ultraviolet than any mythology (like the shadows before Babylon), the original undifferentiated oneness-of-being still radiates serene as the black pennants of Assassins, random & perpetually intoxicated. Chaos comes before all principles of order & entropy, it’s…

Tania Willard’s work
Tania Willard’s work

Peter Morin holds up a new piece by Tania Willard.

New work by Adrian Stimson
New work by Adrian Stimson

A fascinating series by Adrian, taking images of various residential schools and combining them with storm-chasing photographs, all rendered through painting. Seeing these on his studio wall is an emotional and moving experience. You can see these in more detail on Adrian’s facebook photo page.

Nimis Kahpimotate – Sister Canoe Journey Part 2
Nimis Kahpimotate – Sister Canoe Journey Part 2

From Leslie Lindballe: This recording presents part two of Nimis Kahpimotate – Sister  Canoe Journey. Listen to Nimis Kahpimotate Presentation part 2 (15 Mb MP3) The canoe trip was inspired by the work of the TRC and was intended to create a concrete way to move forward in friendship. The canoe…

grass drumming
grass drumming

Recon artists take drums made by Peter Morin into the field where the grass becomes the drummer…

Camping out at Tania’s
Camping out at Tania’s

Photos from our visit to Tania Willard’s property and our campout on August 5.                  

Garneau and Nicholson, post-poetry discussion
Garneau and Nicholson, post-poetry discussion
Video of Stephen Foster at his Remediating Curtis exhibition
Video of Stephen Foster at his Remediating Curtis exhibition

Some of the artists from the Reconsidering Reconciliation residency group went to visit fellow resident Stephen Foster in his home town of Kelowna, where he was also showing a particularly intriguing exhibition of his at the Kelowna Art Gallery. Remediating Curtis: Toy Portraits is an exhibition of new work by…

Call for Papers, Indigenous Art, Aesthetics & Decolonial Struggle
Call for Papers, Indigenous Art, Aesthetics & Decolonial Struggle

Call for Papers: Indigenous Art, Aesthetics & Decolonial Struggle JUNE 13, 2013 tags: aesthetics, art, CFP, decolonial [June 13, 2013] Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society invites submissions from scholars, artists, and activists for a new issue of the journal exploring Indigenous art, aesthetics, and decolonizing struggle, guest edited by Jarrett Martineau (University of Victoria, Cree/Dene), in conjunction…

Willie Ermine
Willie Ermine

From Cheryl L’Hirondelle: I was having an email conversation with an Indigenous Irish musician friend Colm O’Snodaigh (he was born speaking Irish Gaelic and his family are ardent about upholding this earth-based language and worldview). He was mentioning that he’d been watching some Russell Means video footage and in response…

Some of the work by Mimi Gellman
Some of the work by Mimi Gellman
Leah Decter and results from her work on a Jacquard loom
Leah Decter and results from her work on a Jacquard loom
Cecily Nicholson, poetry
Cecily Nicholson, poetry

In addition to her collaboration with David Garneau, Cecily Nicholson also presented a sampling of her individual work. Below, Cecily’s solo poetry, truly inspired.

Engaging with Beat Nation, video
Engaging with Beat Nation, video

One of the more engaging parts of a residency that comes together like this is how the artists are directly involved in the practices around them. Here is a great example. While curator Tania Willard talks about Beat Nation, artists Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin decide to participate with Maria…

Reconsidering Reconciliation artists tour Beat Nation
Reconsidering Reconciliation artists tour Beat Nation
Gabrielle Hill tattoos Peter
Gabrielle Hill tattoos Peter

One of the other engaging principles at this Art+Reconciliation residency is how to present and represent artistic practice. Here, Peter Morin talks about how he gets to walk away with a Gabrielle Hill original, as she tattoos a hummingbird on his chest.

Poetry collaboration, David Garneau and Cecily Nicholson
Poetry collaboration, David Garneau and Cecily Nicholson

One of the key elements of this Art+Reconciliation residency has been the engagement with one another’s ideas, processes, and ways of understanding. One example is the collaborative language work between David Garneau and Cecily Nicholson. Each produced poetic segments, and somehow brought them together in a combined effort that exhibits…

Cecily Nicholson, poet

Cecily Nicholson, poet, engages with communities and politics with a depth and register that impresses us all, certainly during her stay at the Reconsidering Reconciliation residency. She was here for the first half of the month-long engagement, and during this time her presence was familiar and phenomenal. This is a…

Tania Willard conducts tour of Beat Nation

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture June 29 to September 7, 2013 Beat Nation describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban youth culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works—in painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video—that reflect the current realities of Aboriginal peoples today. Since…

Artists with Mike Arnouse
Artists with Mike Arnouse

Peter Morin and Gabrielle Hill show their studios to Mike Arnouse, Elder from Adams Lake, who came to talk to the artists about the territory.

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