that which is to be given

This project began with repeated observations and actions in several public spaces and monument sites in Montréal, as well as reflections on the forms of address in these spaces. Using documentation from the actions a series of performances were developed engaging the George-Étienne Cartier monument, highlighting its embedded colonial and nationalistic rhetoric by playing with legibility-illegibility and engaging choreographies of territorialisation. A pair of textile banners were produced in parallel, picking up and breaking down found text in these spaces and that of election posters at the time.

(performance documentation courtesy of Holly Fedida)