Episode 55. #callresponse series finale at grunt gallery

Broken Boxes Podcast is proud to present the final episode in a series of interviews featuring participants and their respondents from the socially engaged project #callresponse. This episode was recorded live at grunt gallery in Vancouver, BC and features conversation and reflection with co-organizers Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield and Tania Willard along with respondents Cheryl L’Hirondelle and  IV Castellanos.

Music featured on this episode: Original composition by Leela Gilday for Only Available Light by Tania Willard, Tania Tagaq, Ursula Johnson with Cease Wyss and Cassandra Smith, Alanis Obomsawin.

Catch up on the #callresponse interview series

Tania Willard, Maria Hupfield, IV Castellanos, Ginger Dunnill, Tarah Hogue, Cherylle L’Hirondelle viewing Tanya Tagaq's Retribution video. Vancouver, BC.

Tania Willard, Maria Hupfield, IV Castellanos, Ginger Dunnill, Tarah Hogue, Cherylle L’Hirondelle viewing Tanya Tagaq's Retribution video. Vancouver, BC.


About #callresponse:

Strategically centering Indigenous women as vital presences across multiple platforms, #callresponse is a multifaceted project which includes a website, social media platform, touring exhibition and catalogue. The project brings together five local art commissions by Indigenous women artists from across Canada, including Christi Belcourt, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Tania Willard and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory. Each artist has invited a guest to respond to their work, including Isaac Murdoch, IV Castellanos and Esther Neff, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Marcia Crosby and Tanya Tagaq.

#callresponse is co-organized by Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield and Tania Willard, and produced in partnership with grunt gallery and generously supported by the {Re}conciliation initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Additional presentation partners include BUSH Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, FADO Performance Art Centre,Kamloops Art Gallery, OFFTA live art festival, the National Arts Centre, and the Native Education College.

decolonial toolbox with flags by participants at ECUAD from Feet On The Ground, by Esther Neff, IV Castellanos, and Maria Hupfield

decolonial toolbox with flags by participants at ECUAD from Feet On The Ground, by Esther Neff, IV Castellanos, and Maria Hupfield

CALL
To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non.

RESPONSE
To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation and the reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma. 

 

Ursula Johnson, Cease Wyss and Cassandra Smith #callresponse performance behind grunt gallery, Vancouver BC

Ursula Johnson, Cease Wyss and Cassandra Smith #callresponse performance behind grunt gallery, Vancouver BC

Tanya Tagaq and Lakkuluk Williamson Bathory #callresponse performance at the Native Education College Vancouver, BC.

Tanya Tagaq and Lakkuluk Williamson Bathory #callresponse performance at the Native Education College Vancouver, BC.

Find out more about #callresponse:

Curator/organizer Tarah Hogue at grunt gallery, Vancouver BC

Curator/organizer Tarah Hogue at grunt gallery, Vancouver BC

http://www.callresponseart.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/callresponse/
https://twitter.com/callresponseus
https://www.instagram.com/callresponse/
http://www.brokenboxespodcast.com/
http://grunt.ca/exhibitions/callresponse/ 

 

Broken Boxes Podcast would like to thank the organizers, artists and respondents of #callresponse for the incredible opportunity to document the project through the podcast platform. Mahalo Nui Loa!