Futurity and Material as Intention: Interview with Tsēmā Igharas

Vol. 1 Issue 01 Summer 2019

Questions sent by Anj Fermor in June 2019  on Treaty 7 Territory in Mohkintstis (Calgary), with Igharas replying from the unceded traditional and contemporary lands of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Watuth, Sechelt, and Squamish Nations of the Coast Salish peoples, in the city colonially known as Vancouver. 

Tsēmā Igharas is an award winning interdisciplinary artist of Tahltan decent. She uses Potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork influenced by her mentorship in Indigenous sculpture and design, studies in visual culture and time in the mountains. She has a BA from ECUAD (2011) and MFA from OCADu (2016). Her work, connecting materials to mine sites and bodies to the land, has been shown and performed in various places in Canada, and abroad.

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Anj Fermor is a writer and artist living in Calgary, on Treaty 7 Territory. They are the founding publisher and editor of Studio and have provided artwork and writing for exhibitions through out Calgary. This past year they participated in the New York University Summer Studio Residency, was a finalist for the 20th Annual RBC Painting Competition, and received the M:ST and Luma Quarterly Critical Writing Prize. 

Click here to see Fermor's other writings for Studio. And click here to visit Fermor's personal website. 

Click here to visit Igharas' website.