To Care on Visited Land
Join Carrie Allison and Jennifer MacLatchy, artists-in-residence with Eastern Edge’s land-based residency mentored by Marlene Creates, for an afternoon of performance, discussion, and refreshments around a campfire at Middle Cove Beach.
Saturday October 12, 2 pm onwards. Please note that Sunday 13th will be our alternate rain day.
The Length of my Body Beaded in a Circle on a Visited Land – Carrie Allison
Multidisciplinary artist Carrie Allison expands on her beading practice through a land based performance, repeating gestures of care through enacting methodologies and practices of beading on the land. This durational performance questions how to make land based work as a guest.
CARRIE ALLISON is an Indigenous mixed-ancestry visual artist, writer, arts administration and educator, born and raised on unceded and unsurrendered Coast Salish territory (Vancouver, BC). Situated in K’jipuktuk since 2010, Allison’s practice responds to maternal Cree and Metis ancestry, thinking through intergenerational cultural loss and acts or resilience, and activism, while also thinking through notions of allyship, kinship, and visiting. Allison’s practice is rooted in research and pedagogical discourses. Her work seeks to reclaim, remember, recreate and celebrate her ancestry through visual discourses. Allison holds a Master in Fine Art, a Bachelor in Fine Art and a Bachelor in Art History from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Allison has three upcoming exhibitions in the summer of 2019 at The Owens Art Gallery in New Brunswick, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, and The New Gallery in Calgary, Alberta.
Mending Acts of Care – Jennifer MacLatchy
Jennifer MacLatchy is a multidisciplinary artist, and an Interdisciplinary PhD student at Dalhousie University. She has been working with invasive species of plants as a method of enacting care for broken things and places in the Anthropocene. She works with futility and hope through small acts of caring for small things as an effort at enacting environmental justice beyond normative modes of kinship. As a settler raised on Algonquin territory, now living and working in Mi’kma’ki, and visiting Ktaqmkuk, she has been working with invasive plants as a way of engaging with colonial impacts on land. In this performance, she will use cordage and/or paper made from invasive knotweed collected at the site in order to perform a small gesture toward healing on the land.