Vigil- The Land Remebers 2018

Performance/ Intervention held at Silo City, Buffalo, NY. The USA. 

As part of an ongoing performance series, I poured 155 pounds of cement (an adult woman's average weight in Canada)  into a hole in the landscape that had collected water. I was interested in using the natural landscape the existed at Silo City in Buffalo, NY. Using this puddle now reformed into a new form wanted it to resemble an unmarked gravesite. I used this site to host interventions of giving remembrance, gratitude, and awareness to the public about the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women in North America. I’ve invited the public to join in my smudging, giving thanks, and open discussions about these important subjects. Instead of having it function as a lecture space, I want to foster the area as a respectful memorial and honest, open, and genuine discussion platform.  Most importantly for it to be a space to give respect and homage to these women.

The Live Performance was held respectively on Seneca and Haudenosaunee land at the Silo City, in Buffalo NY. USA. In hope to strike a conversation and awareness about Missing and Murdered indigenous women across North America.

Documention done in part by Erik Sirke