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Ke'tapekiaq Ma'qimikew: The Land Sings

Ke'tapekiaq Ma'qimikew: The Land Sings
Innovation Complex Rotunda, UTM
Time: Jan 10th, 3:00 pm End: Jan 10th, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Music, Faculty of , Indigenous, Geography & Planning (FAS), Environment, Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Canada, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design
audio-based endurance performance


Ke’tapekiaq Ma’qimikew: The Land Sings
Performance by Ursula Johnson, Cherish Violet Blood, Rosary Spence
Wednesday, January 10, 3–8pm
Innovation Complex Rotunda, UTM

Ke'tapekiaq Ma'qimikew: The Land Sings is an audio-based endurance performance that offers an apology to the land for the ways in which our human impact has shaped the landscape and displaced the voices of many Indigenous peoples. Johnson’s project posits song as a positive force that brings people together in the act of singing. The land is recognized as a feminine body and a matriarch by many Indigenous nations, and many cultures determine their movement on the land through song. In the process of collaboration, the song takes shape and gains a new title in the language of the participants and in response to the land on which it is performed.

Image credit: Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Timiga nunalu, sikulu (My body, the land and the ice)(still), 2016. Video, 6:28 min. Video by Jamie Griffiths. Music by Chris Coleman, featuring vocals by Celina Kalluk. Courtesy the artist.   

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required.

This event is a part of the public programming associated with the exhibition #callresponse. For a complete list of events associated with this exhibition, please click HERE.

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