Blueberries, Materials, Art and Words HNES 140

How can narrative be both an object, material and a tool of inquiry?

This workshop uses blueberries as a means to connect shared colonial histories, place and story. Since 2010, Lisa Myers has been making a bluish/pink pigment from blueberries to do screen-printing, woodblock printing and stop-motion animation. Her art practice includes community engaged and participatory performance where she shares food and critical histories about the land we call Canada. This talk will combine Lisa’s work with the storytelling of Chris Cavanagh as he tells a story that sets the scene for the existence of various fauna such as blueberries.

Image courtesy of Lisa Myers; still from video called “through surface tension.”