Artist's Statement

Story Time began as an exploration into the artists’ relationship with intergenerational trauma which began in late 2012 during Lacie’s first year studies at Emily Carr. The installation features an audio recording from CBC where residential school survivor Irene Favel speaks of her experience in a Saskatchewan school. The imagery of the nun is used to invoke the artists' experience of having been told stories from Residential school survivors and the feeling that accompanied them. This iteration of the installation was prepared and expanded specifically for the Mush Hole Project and considers resurgence and resistance of culture in the face of these genocidal acts.

Story Time was shown in NE:ETH: Going Out of the Darkness which was shown in conjunction with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during late 2013. The work was shown along the likes of Lawrence Yuxwuluptun Paul and Adrian Stimson and has also received acclaim in Canadian Art Magazine for its participation in NE:ETH.

http://canadianart.ca/reviews/swarm-vancouver/

 

For more information on the artist, click here: Lacie Kanerahtahsóhon Burning