" ...holding a bit of the landscape, feeling the weight of things "
The series started as 2-minute performances to the camera; experiencing the longing for 'landscape.
Declaration & Statement
'Huron County' is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral peoples. This ongoing project is an opportunity to acknowledge, learn and begin to better understand and appreciate the land that shaped me.
I recognise Indigenous communities continue stewardship of the land and water, and that the territory I call 'home' was subject to which multiple nations agreed to care for the land and resources by the Great Lakes in peace.
In conversations and in written and practice-based work, the project aims to acknowledge and recognise the Upper Canada Treaties in regards to this land, which include Treaty #29 and Treaty #45 1/2, and the role as treaty people committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation, gratitude, and respect with all First Nation, Métis and Inuit people for the land.
Key References :
Huron County and Canada Arts Council
Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Beautiful Minds Series
Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble
Roni Horn AKA Roni Horn