Jeneen Frei Njootli, Knowledge Transference III (when the one to author the cut is gone, a small hole in the shape of a portal forms)  1985–2019, installed at the National Gallery of Canada, 2019. Collection of the artist © Jeneen Frei Njootli. Photo: NGC

Knowledge Transference III (when the one to author the cut is gone, a small hole in the shape of a portal forms)

Saturday, February 22, 2020
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
National Gallery of Canada
Special Exhibitions Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4
Canada

In this public performance, artist Jeneen Frei Njootli will activate her installation artwork on view in Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel.

Frei Njootli’s work challenges the permanence of capitalist, consumer-driven systems and honours Vuntut Gwitchin womxn’s labour and cultural knowledge.

In this work, she presents land, body, culture and history through an arrangement of intertwined residues, which include a large photograph of beaded patterns impressed onto the artist’s skin, to be followed with audio recorded during the performance of scraping this photo off the wall, and the image fragments left behind.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with artists Dayna Danger and Jeneen Frei Njootli (bilingual question period). 

Included with admission to the Gallery.

Note:

- No photography or video recording of the performance permitted.

- This performance will be audio recorded for use by the artist.

- This performance includes loud sounds.

- Some works in the exhibition will be temporarily unavailable during the performance.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
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