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Revisiting Keewatin
Jennifer Dysart
Large Projection on the Archives of Ontario Building
Saturday, October 1, 2022
7:00pm to 7:00am

: Two figures appear assembling a structure made of wooden branches forming a point at the top. The image is a black and white film still of what appears to be archival footage.

Jennifer Dysart, DogSledHello: Revisiting Keewatin , 2022, film still, image courtesy of the artist. Source material circa 1950, from Library and Archives Canada

A multi-screen projection installation on the window surfaces of Archives of Ontario, Revisiting Keewatin, is a film of found footage from the Library and Archives Canada by artist Jennifer Dysart. The film documents the Keewatin Missions in Northern Manitoba, showing Catholic missionary activity with the Cree community in the 1950s. Focused specifically on the animals visible in this archival footage, the work sifts through the Indigenous relationships with animals.

rammed by Archive/Counter-Archive as part of Biophilia: Artist and Archive Exhibition; Curated by Janine Marchessault.

* ‘Biophilia’ references a love of living things and at the heart of the exhibition are more-than-human animals and our entanglements with them.

 

 

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