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#callresponse presents the work of First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and artists as central to the strength and healing of their communities. This multifaceted project brings together five site-specific art commissions that invite collaboration with individuals, communities, lands and institutions. This socially engaged project focuses on the “act of doing” through performative actions, highlighting the responsibility of voice and necessity of communal dialogue practiced by Indigenous Peoples.
An online platform will utilize the hashtag #callresponse on social media and a dedicated project website will serve to connect the geographically diverse sites and to generate discussion. An exhibition will be held at grunt gallery in October 2016 with guest respondents, accompanying programming, and a catalogue. The project is led by Tarah Hogue (French/Dutch/Métis), Maria Hupfield (Anishinaabe) in Toronto ON and New York NY, Tania Willard (Secwepemc) in Secwepemc Territory BC and invited artists Christi Belcourt (Métis) on the North Shore of Lake Huron ON, Ursula Johnson (Mi’kmaw) in Toronto ON and Vancouver BC, and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory (Inuk) in Iqaluit NU.