Pain and Release Performance 2020

Pain and Release “Gesipatl Iga’latl” 2020

 Stills/ Documentation of Live Performance In Paris, France. 

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

A performance 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