Conference Hotel Art Exhibition
Located throughout the conference site are a series of selected Indigenous and non-indigenous multidisciplinary art installations envisioned and brought to life through collaborative research-creation approaches. This exhibition is curated by Aylan Couchie, a celebrated Nishnaabekwe visual artist from the Nipissing First Nation.
Great Silver Pathways: Prologue
“We are living in times of prophecy. The balance of the cycle of life and nature has been seriously disturbed, and we are all seeing the impacts in our daily lives at every turn.”
– Elder William Commanda
Indigenous knowledge and ways of living with, and on the land, have traditionally been overlooked and supressed by settler science. Prologue is the first component of an ongoing, art-science collaboration which seeks to braid knowledge between First Nations communities and scholars in the humanities and sciences. Presented throughout this temporary exhibition are a series of site-specific, multidisciplinary installations which ask the viewer to consider the unceded lands upon which they stand and the peoples, animals and histories erased through global, environmental and colonial impacts.