Call for Participation! Repost from @cannupahanska
Project Instructions: -Cut a 2” thick slab of white clay into 2” squares
-By hand, roll each square into a circular bead form
-If you would like to add the hole in the center to create the bead, which is optional, be sure it is 1/4” wide in center of bead.
-Pack and send
Please pack well and send unfired clay beads anytime up to April 1, 2018 to this address:
Cannupa Hanska Luger
Institute of American Indian Arts
83 A Van Nu Po
Santa Fe, NM 87508 -Or you can drop off at the Institute of American Indian Arts for Cannupa Hanska Luger at the Ceramic Department
Share far and wide!
2” beads made from clay, unfired are requested from our communities to complete a monumental beaded portrait which will be created by artist Cannupa Hanska Luger from a photograph taken by First Nations photographer Kali Spitzer. This collaboration with community acknowledges our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Queer and Trans people. In Canada alone, the number of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women was at 4,000 in 2016 as noted in research gathered by the Native Women's Association of Canada.
We are aware that the narrative of MMIWQT expands beyond a specific region, and by starting here, with acknowledging this number and this place for this specific portrait and creating collectively, we can move forward and continue to address MMIWQT in all of our respective homelands. This community engagement is meant to activate our processing of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People through the action of doing and feeling in a collective effort to say ‘this is enough’. As you create, please hold awareness that each one of these beads represents an individual from our Indigenous communities that we have lost. ++Special thanks to @rah_zel
for video production and @awapuhilah
for sound production
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