Archer Pechawis

A Space Gallery, Toronto ON 2010

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Memory_V2 is a re-visitation of memory, both literally and figuratively. An investigation of the meaning of "traditional" in contemporary First Nations culture, it was performed at A Space Gallery, Toronto on September 17th, 2010. Memory_V2 is based on an earlier piece, "Memory", originally presented at the Western Front Gallery in Vancouver in 1997.

Memory_V2 was commissioned for RE:counting coup, a new media exhibition presented by A Space Gallery and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, 2010
Curated by Cheryl L'Hirondelle

The live performance of Memory_V2 was co-presented by FADO Performance Art Centre

Elder interviews camera operator: Heather Frise
Video interview editor: Archer Pechawis

Performance Documentation Director: Juan Baquero
Camera operators: Juan Baquero and Julian Higuerey
Editor: Juan Baquero

Thanks to Michael Awad and Gisèle Gordon for their assistance in the fabrication of the drum

This project was made possible through the generous financial support of:
Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Curatorial Projects
The Canada Council Media Arts Project Grant

Commissioned by imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts festival

Thanks to Gisèle Gordon and Carson Blue Pechawis for their support and inspiration

Special thanks to my grandfather, Thomas John Pechawis, 1888 - 1982