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Archives of Ontario Talk (Virtual): Métis Artist Tracey-Mae Chambers’ Work of Hope and Healing
April 7 @ 1:00 pm
It’s Archives Awareness Week in Ontario!
Join the Archives of Ontario as they welcome Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers for a live, virtual event. This artist talk will take place from noon to 1pm EST on Thursday, April 7. Register at www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-talk-with-tracey-mae-chambers-tickets-272953600567.
Chambers created a site-specific artwork at the Archives of Ontario on February 28, 2022. The piece is part of Chambers’ larger #hopeandhealingcanada project. Seeking to reconnect people and their environments in the face of the pandemic, the artist has worked with dozens of cultural and public institutions nationwide—and the Archives of Ontario is the first provincial archives to take part. Each of Tracey-Mae Chambers’ installations is unique. Created out of countless metres of fibrous red yarn, the works function as a technology of decolonization, which Chambers presents as a step towards reconciliation. By placing her installations in and on venues that traditionally represent colonial worldviews, Chambers breaches the boundaries of spaces historically closed to Indigenous perspectives.
You can view Chambers’ artwork until April 11, 2022 at the Archives of Ontario, located at 134 Ian MacDonald Blvd. on York University’s Keele Campus in Toronto. From outside the building, you can also view the installation via the window on the south side of the building, across from York University subway station.