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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1. Igharas, Tsēmā. Black Gold. 06 April 2019-29 June 2019. Untitled Artist Society, Calgary.

2. Igharas, Tsēmā. future generations. 25 May 2018 - 14 July 2018. Artspace, Peterborough. 

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This interview has been edited for length and clarity, with Bartol's consent. 

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