CV120 - Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky — Lori Beavis
CV120 - Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky — Lori Beavis

CV120 - Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky — Lori Beavis

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Ciel variable 120 - Figures of Affirmation (Summer 2022)
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Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky
Le début de quelque chose de nouveau | The Beginning of Something New

— Lori Beavis

Meryl McMaster proposes to appropriate a natural territory, the primeval land of Turtle Island. Her approach is based on a return, both symbolic and ritual, both performative and sculptural, to certain foundations of Indigenous culture, which she transmutes into mysterious and disturbing images. From earth to sky, from a twig to the blowing wind, each element contributes to a cosmogony reactivated by a contemporary and idiosyncratic vision of the world in which Indigenous existence is central. “In donning this regalia, she performs stories of identity, history, and territorial contact, and she guides us through the past, into the present, and on into the times to come”, Lori Beavis writes, thinking on textiles and other materials that McMaster wears. Her gaze “both holds memory and is part of a continuum imbued with knowledge and power.”

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Language : English & French
Digital Version : PDF, 10.7 Mb

Bibliographical Notice

Lori Beavis, “Meryl McMaster, As Immense as the Sky — The Beginning of Something New” in Ciel variable, No. 120, Montreal, 2022, p. 38-49.

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