Barry Ace

Nigik Makizinan - Otter Moccasins

2014
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Ace’s richly embellished “trail dusters” – a customary southern Plains Indigenous moccasin technology used to erase the wearer’s footprints as they walked – evoke contemporary concerns about the traces of our “digital footprints.” Featuring Anishinaabe floral patterns that incorporate beads and electronic components with natural and synthetic materials, this work seamlessly combines traditional cultural practices Ace learned in childhood with references to more recent digital technology.
Artist
Title
Nigik Makizinan - Otter Moccasins
Date
2014
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
shoes, otter pelt, velvet, electronic components, synthetic porcupine bristles, deer hide, synthetic felt, copper beads, brass bells
Dimensions
22.5 x 18 x 134 cm chaque chaussure avec effaceur de trace entièrement déployé
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2017
Accession number
47097