Constellations of Kin

2020-10-20 - 2020-10-25

“Constellations in relationship with other constellations form flight paths out of settler colonial realities into Indigeneity. They become doorways out of the enclosure of settler colonialism and into Indigenous worlds.” –Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Kinship systems are fluid in nature, composed of constellations of nonhuman and human relations across boundaries of space and time. Each artist in this exhibition, Elisa Harkins, Nicole Neidhardt, and Whess Harman, engage with the concept of what kinship means to them and how the care, connection and safety within these systems guide them in imagining futures where we are held in our collective worlds. Constellations of Kin, is presented by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre’s Poetic Justice Project made possible with generous funding from the Canada Council for The Arts.

Artists: Elisa Harkins, Nicole Neidhardt, Whess Harman Curated by: Eli Hirtle Location: Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (at TMAC), 32 Lisgar St

Supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Nia Tero