Monday, 23 January 2012

Artist Jamie Black and the REDress Project

This is a conversation with the Artist Jamie Black (Métis) about her work and her artistic philosophy. She discusses her latest work called the Red Dress project.

According to Jamie The REDress Project is based on an aesthetic response to the more than 500 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. She is drawing attention to the gendered and racialized nature of violent crimes against Aboriginal women the installation seeks to evoke a presence through the marking of absence. Currently the United Nations has started an investigation into the Canada`s missing women.
http://tecvoc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=306:visitng-artist-jamie-black-and-the-red-dress-project&catid=95:aboriginal-education&Itemid=150

For more information about the REDress Project see
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=143375419021308&v=wall

To Learn more (interview and Podcast)
http://archive.org/download/NooksackPlaceNamesPart1/JamieBlack.mp3 


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