Thank you to those who have been following along with the UN/maker Series to date. The second podcast interview is now live! Entitled UN/making as Speculation and Collaboration, I spent a lovely hour with Guelph artist Lisa Hirmer discussing the importance of taking a variety of human and more-than-human perspectives into consideration when creating so as to help manifest more inclusive and just spaces for being and doing. Click on the links above to check out all the interviews, listen to the podcast or check out some of Lisa's amazing projects. Again a big thank you to the MacLaren Art Centre for sponsoring this series of interview by allowing me to use their professional zoom account!
Other good news, the garden I planted with my PhD thesis handwritten onto seed paper seems to be growing! Although still reflecting the grid like shape of how the pages were laid out, milkweed is one wildflower that is beginning to visibly disrupt the colonial division of space. I would like to express sincere gratitude to Morgan Wedderspoon and Abby Nowkowski of Union Gallery for caring for From Unsettling to UN/making while I spend the next four weeks immersed in writing and editing.
For those of you who live in Simcoe County, I would also like to invite you come to the unveiling of The Jack Pine (Group of Seven), 2022 on Monday, June 19th from 6-8 pm. Starting as a temporary gallery installation for an exhibition entitled Imagining Sustainable Futures curated by Akosua Adasi, this adaptation of Tom Thompson's painting The Jack Pine, now has a permanent home on the homestead of Petra Hewson.
For those of you who would like to follow along a little more closely, you can follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/unmakingnetwork/ where I often publish the performative aspects and outcomes of my research. To check out some of the works I have been creating as a result of unmaking older works, visit my Saatchi page to see my latest collages and paintings. Hope to see you on Monday, June 19th!