negotiating sticky sites of affection & infection, influence & inheritance, obligation & commitment, encounter & entanglement, dreaming & waking, inside & outside, you & me, us & we

riding the breath of that common wind

thinking about recent or upcoming projects & sustained conversations with artists Helen Cho, Derek Coulombe, Patrick Cruz, FASTWÜRMS, Stefana Fratila, Jessica Groome, Faith La Rocque, Katie Lyle, Tegan Moore, Sarah Nasby, Ella Tetrault, Dustin Wilson; curators/writers John Goodwin, Jacqueline Mabey, Lillian O’Brien Davis, Daniella Sanader

rangling Miwi + Moonie

working with Liza Eurich and Colin Miner on at our own, unhurried pace...

making (SSHRC-funded ◔ω◔) practice-based research shaped and supported by my doctoral committee at York University: Yvonne Singer, Dan Adler, and Allyson Mitchell

living in the area known as Toronto/Tkaronto on land cared for by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the Huron-Wendat. By acknowledging Indigenous Relations, I recognize the violence that makes my presence as a person of mixed Euro-descent on these lands possible, along with my responsibility to confront the enduring impacts of colonialism

reflecting upon how, raised an hour from the city recently-named Vancouver on the unceded territories of Coast Salish Peoples-specifically the Kwantlen|qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓, Katzie|q̓ic̓əy̓, Semiahmoo|SEMYOME, and Tsawwassen|sc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ Nations-and how I could have grown up speaking these names without knowing what they meant or to whom they belong

trying to reach not the point where one no longer says I, but the point where it is no longer of any importance (heyhey D&G)