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Tanya Lukin Linklater: A Poetry Reading
In conjunction with 'The Language in Common' exhibition, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery presents a special poetry reading by participating artist Tanya Lukin Linklater. Tanya will read from her book of poetry 'Slow Scrape' (Anteism, 2020). 'Slow Scrape' is, in the words of Layli Long Soldier, “an expansive and undulating meditation on time, relations, origin and colonization." Lukin Linklater draws upon documentary poetics, concrete-based installations, event scores, and other texts composed in relation to performances written between 2011 and 2018. The book cites memory, Cree and Alutiiq languages, and embodiment as modes of relational being and knowledge. The book unfolds a poetics of relation and action to counter the settler colonial violences of erasure, extraction, and dispossession. 'Slow Scrape' can be read alongside Lukin Linklater’s practice as a visual artist and choreographer. Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances, videos, installations, and writings work through orality and embodiment – investigating histories of Indigenous peoples’ lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. She has studied at Stanford University, the University of Alberta, and, presently, at Queen’s University, where she is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies. While Lukin Linklater's Alutiiq homelands are in southern Alaska (Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions), she has lived and worked in Nbisiing Anishnabek territory in northern Ontario, Canada for more than a decade. 'Slow Scrape' is her first collection of poetry.

Oct 6, 2021 04:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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