Pain and Release “Gesipatl Iga’latl” 2019

Pain and Release “Gesipatl Iga’latl” 2019

Video excerpt, Stills and Live Performance

“Gesipatl Iga’latl” (Pain and Release).

A performance and video piece that deals directly with lateral violence and alternative healing praxis is done through endurance among Indigenous peoples of North America.

This work is subverting the history of traditional Mi'kmaq craft (with the use of porcupine quills). I embellish and puncture my skin by recreating the gestures of the cross “The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit.”

Documentation by Erik Sirke