A Battlefield Medicinal Herb Living Green Under the Snow
A Battlefield Medicinal Herb Living Green Under the Snow is an installation in which sourced yarrow plants sit in custom-printed pots and in conversation with photographs and text. The result is a poetic map to a space of self-care. This work examines the complexities of care and conviviality for Indigenous women in the face of ongoing genocide and the relationship of those complexities to space. Susan Blight (Anishinaabe, Couchiching First Nation) is an interdisciplinary artist working with public art, site-specific intervention, photography, film and social practice. Her work engages questions of personal and cultural identity and its relationship to space. Susan joined OCAD University as Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture and as Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies.
ArtworxTO Pop Up Hub | Collision Gallery
18 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5E
Curator: Emma Steen
Locating Self Care in Urban Centres continues the conversation started by Black and Indigenous curators and writers on care as methods of resistance and sovereignty. Image Credit: Laura Grier.