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Concordia University
Tiohtiá:ke / Mooniyang
(Montreal, Canada)

Moving the Landscape to Find Ground: 
Greg Staats Artist Talk

The second gathering of the series with Greg Staats will take place on October 18th at 6PM: in-person at Concordia University (EV 11.705, EV Building, 1515 St. Catherine W., Montreal) or online via Zoom.

To attend onlive via Zoom please register here. Registration for in-person attendance is not required.

Post Image presents Greg Staats in the second installment of Moving the Landscape to Find Ground, a cycle of artist talks and artist residencies which will take place from September 2022 until May 2023 .This series is built from a shared ambition to break open lens-based practices via the interrogation of the colonial prism through which photography exists. We are inviting conversation among all communities impacted by the colonial gaze.

Greg Staats is Skarù:re [Tuscarora]/Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk], Hodinöhsö:ni’. b. 1963, Ohsweken, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. A Toronto based artist whose Hodinöhsö:ni restorative aesthetic employs mnemonics of condolence, articulated in visual forms that hold body and place including: oral transmission, text works, embodied wampum, photographic, sculpture, installation and video. Staats' practice conceptualizes Land as monument embodied within a continuum of relational placemaking with his on-reserve lived experience, trauma, and the explorations of ceremonial orality. Staats’ lens based language documents cycles of return towards a complete Onkwehón:we neha [our original ways] positionality, reciprocity and worldview.

If you wish to see the rest of the talks, please visit our programming section, sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram.  The speakers invited to Moving the Landscape to Find Ground will also provide studio visits to Concordia University graduate students. If you wish to have a studio visit with one of our speakers, please sign up here.

Our programming is in collaboration with the Indigenous Futures Research  Centre, the Feminist Media Studio and the Black Perspectives Office. This project is generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Milieux Institute for Arts and Culture and Concordia University’s OVPRGS (Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies).