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Pedagogy of Place — UBCO Summer Indigenous Intensive, 2015

The 2015 Summer Indigenous Intensive course at UBC-Okanagan is entitled Pedagogy of Place, and focusses on differing ways to encounter space/place in Indigenous contexts. Many guests, many faculty visits, many thoughts circulating! Tannis Monkman Nielsen, course coordinator of Pedagogy of Place. David Garneau visits Indigenous summer residency to work with Westbank community. Peter Morin and…

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Ready to heart-decolonize

Almost ready to get ready to ready ourselves for this project, #decolonizemyheart. This will be a project led by Tahltan performance artist Peter Morin, a residency culminating in a four- hour act at the Mackenzie Gallery in Regina. Part of the larger project “Moving Forward, Never Forgetting,” curated by Michelle Lavalee and David Garneau, the…

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#decolonizemyheart: performance and response

#decolonizemyheart: performance and response

 

Thinking toward a project — writing, photo, reflection, social media — in response to Peter Morin’s new residency work, #decolonizemyheart, at the Moving Forward, Never Forgetting exhibition curated by David Garneau and Michelle Lavalee at the Mackenzie Gallery. His performance will be Feb 27, so will be packing up my kit and travelling from Kelowna to Regina the day before to talk and walk beside this performer. Last we worked together, I was semi-curating a piece he did at the Algoma Art Gallery, Sault Ste Marie. I say ‘semi’ because while the intent was to help develop the work with him, it was really pretty much a project that rolled out as he worked with the gallery and folks like Jonathan Dewar at Algoma University. I did write a brief ‘curatorial’ piece on that work, copied below, but this piece will be quite different. I hope to use a variety of social media and non-mediated modes of communication, combatting the essaying nature of talk-about-art, and trying to float more into a space of talking-around-concepts. An experiment which can lead nowhere, logistically, because it won’t exist as a singularly-housed piece, bloggish or otherwise. SO, remains to be seen. Let’s see where this takes us. (If you want to see the earlier writing on Morin’s ‘escape stories’ piece, click on more)

-ashok mathur

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