I walk. I remember

September 11, 1992
Performance Art

About the Program

Margo Kane's performance from the First Nations Performance Series.

Fall 1992. I walk the land not only for myself but in honour of the First Peoples. I remember - their pathways/my pathway. The waterways teach me, the stones under my feet slow my pace, the canyons challenge my perseverance. I continue a journey that lasted throughout the summer in the Art Studio Residency at Banff. While there. I created a video installation and performance:

Memories Springing/Waters Singing
"I walk the land in memory of their presence here"

On arrival in Banff, I began to walk the land, becoming reacquainted with mountains and pathways I had known as a child. I remember and honour the Stoneys and other aboriginal people who came to heal in the mountain hot springs and renew their relationship with "all our relations".

This performance is dedicated to those who still keep the traditions of renewal so that we all might be blessed. I invite the audience to not only witness the event but to participate. Please bring something to give-away. Ask your Native friends about "give-away." Invite your Native friends. (Excerpt.)


Photography: Merle Addison
Videography: Mike MacDonald
Technical Director: Archer Pechawis


1992.0911 IWA


grunt gallery (first location)
209 E. 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 1J8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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