Children of Tomorrow
steʔəxʷəɬ ʔə ƛ̓ wə weyələs
AUGUST 12 – SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
Artist Nancy Bleck and Tsleil Waututh Nation councillor Charlene Aleck in conversation: SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 2 p.m.
Reception: SUNDAY AUGUST 23, 3 p.m.
Kinder Morgen in the German language directly translates as ‘Children Tomorrow’, and artist Nancy Bleck calls up this meaning alongside the name ‘Kinder Morgan’ as an energy corporation, as a way to align with the Tsleil Waututh cultural world-view of how things get done, always with an eye toward the seven generations yet unborn, or tomorrow’s children.
Through panoramic photographs intercepted with portraits of community members, Bleck, also known by her Coast Salish adopted name, Slanay Sp’ak’wus, considers the local waters of the Burrard Inlet and the Tsleil Waututh cultural practice of stewardship. This collaborative project asks visitors to consider how a vision of sustainability can be practiced across cultures, across generations,
and over time.
A 10-minute sound piece was created in collaboration with artist Kamala Todd, and in conversation with Tsleil Waututh elders Deanna George and Ernest George, speaking to the youth of today.
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