January 1 - April 15, 2018
Clouded Title is a research-based series of workshops, interviews and publications on the issue of contested ownership. It is led by Daphne Plessner (Vancouver) and Emily Artinian of Street Road Artists Space (Pennsylvania).
Participation in Clouded Title is open: we are accepting enquiries and proposals for collaboration throughout Autumn 2017. If you have an interest in the slipperiness of ownership, perhaps a story, perhaps a longer term project, get in contact.
The first forthcoming publication is an intervention in the form of a newspaper on the topic of the Douglas Treaty – a Treaty with a history of disputed interpretations and widely differing world views of land and ownership. The newspaper presents readers with a thought experiment that illustrates various readings (both historical and contemporary) of claim-making, providing readers with an opportunity to puzzle through and reflect upon the implications of being party to and present on Treaty land today. How does the legacy of theTreaty inform current attitudes to ‘being’ on treaty lands? How does a Treaty perpetuate the system of aparthied that is embodied in place? The newspaper will be distributed to non-indigenous residents on First Nations (W̱SÁNEĆ / Saanich) territory on the West Coast of Canada (Gulf Islands), January, 2018.
For further information visit http://www.citizenartist.org.uk