Ursula Johnson: L’nuwelti’k (We Are Indian)

When: Sat., Nov. 15, 2 p.m. 2014

Watch and interact with artist Ursula Johnson as she weaves a portrait bust of a volunteer sitter. The basketry portrait is part of the series L’nuwelti’k (We Are Indian), that she began in 2012. The bust forms are able to convey a sense of presence, though they will only be identified by their Indian Act status codes. Their display on plinths evokes "the historical categorization of Indigenous cultural objects in museums, poignantly marking how the systematic use of Indian Registration and Membership Codes to categorize Aboriginal individuals continues to affect individuals today."


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