Signed with Love and Rage, PG
Artist residency project developed during the Neighbourhood Time Exchange | Downtown Prince George
Lheidli T’enneh Territory | Prince George, BC (2016)
Curated by Justin Langlois, Collaborative program by Emily Carr University of Art+Design and Downtown Prince George
I was invited to participated in Neighbourhood Time Exchange, an artist residency program based on the concept of time banking. For this month-long residency, I was partnered with Downtown Prince George, a business improvement association. Tasked with creating a historical window display in the downtown core utilizing archival images from the local Museum, I took a critical approach, aiming to create a work that explored how violent colonial histories and the legacy of Indigenous dispossession were acknowledged, represented, felt, and understood in the community. The resulting works became a series of music events, conversations, participatory projects, research, a series of photographs, and inventions. Through an intervention into “Love Downtown PG”, a Downtown Prince George initiative aimed to support local and independent businesses in Prince George, a series of postcards was created on which individuals shared their thoughts, experiences, and expectations of love in Downtown Prince George. For the next phase of the project, postcards will be mailed to businesses participating in the Love Downtown Prince George campaign.