Hannah Claus Peter Morin there are so many stars

Date(s): Nov 11 to Dec 16 2017

Location: Salle Daniel-Dion et Su Schnee

Exhibition

Photo: Paul Litherland, 2017

As Indigenous artists, we continuously negotiate relationships with culture, body and land that are fluid. Through materials and process, we contribute to the shaping and reshaping of communities. The created object is our memory, our metaphor. These creative acts push memories into our bodies. Through making we can remember well.

This fluidity runs at cross-purpose to canada’s archive. This makes us brave and beautiful as well as vulnerable. Ceremony is a matrix. Artists need a ceremony for remembering other artists.

i’ve been thinking about moments of lying on the ground and looking up at the stars (lying on the grass in places where there aren’t ticks) i’ve been looking down at the water and thinking of stars

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Photo: Paul Litherland, 2017

Hannah Claus is a visual artist of English and Kanien’kehà:ka / Mohawk ancestries. In her installation practice, Claus creates transformative spaces that highlight the inter-relational nature of Indigenous worldview. She has exhibited throughout Canada, the United States, as well as in Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and Chile. Her work is included in various public collections, such as the Canada Council Art Bank, the City of Montreal and Global Affairs Canada. She recently curated the exhibition Tehatikonsontatie for the Maison de la culture Frontenac.

hannahclaus.net

Peter Morin is a performance artist, curator and writer from the Tahltan Nation.  In his artistic practice, along with his curatorial work, Morin investigates the impact sites that occur when Indigenous cultural-based practices and western settler colonialism collide. In 2016, Morin received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award for Mid-Career Artist.  Morin has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Team Diversity Bannock and the World’s Largest Bannock attempt (2005); 12 Making Objects AKA First Nations DADA (12 Indigenous Interventions) (2009)

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017

there are so many stars, Hannah Claus and Peter Morin – Photos Romain Guilbault 2017