As part of a residency at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in association with the David Garneau and Michelle LaVallee-curated exhibition Moving Forward, Never Forgetting, Saskatoon-artist Adrian Stimson is doing a durational performance called “Silent Witness” at the University of Regina on March 19-20.
As one of two contributions to the MacKenzie show, which addresses various impacts of colonization on prairie First Nations and Metis people, Stimson has an installation referencing his father’s experience at the Old Sun residential school in Alberta.
For this performance, which goes Thursday at the Riddell Centre “crush space” from noon to 4 p.m. and Friday at RC 050 from 11:30 a.m.-noon., Stimson is dressed in ceremonial clothes worn by his late father. A chair sits opposite him for anyone who wishes to sit for a time and participate in the performance. On the wall behind Stimson is a photo of the Old Sun residential school.
On Friday as well, Stimson will give an Art for Lunch talk at RC050 from noon to 1 p.m.