|Artist(s):||Pam Patterson (Faculty & CSEA Member), Vicky Talwar & Angie Ma (students), Leila Talei (staff)|
|Title of the work:||Land Liminality Loss|
|Medium/Media:||Mixed media: digital print, painting, collage, drawing, video|
|Artist Statement:||How might we explore the political and cultural implications of histories and stories, both personal and collective, around the intersection of land, cultural disruption and change? Often this contemporary crisis is as a result of an inherited colonial legacy. The construction is about power. Many who were able to flee and/or were lured to Canada bear the trappings of the rewards they reaped from this place to which they migrated. But didn’t the acquisition of privilege and power have something to do with why they/we left in the first place?
Troubled by this complex relationship of land, loss and potential acquisition, four artists, as settler/immigrants, in exhibition and conversation, occupied this problematic liminal space at OCAD University.