Created by ARTICLE 11. Multiple Venues. Site responsive performance installation.

ARTICLE 11’s DECLARATION Described by Andy Moro and Tara Beagan. Video creation Luca Caruso-Moro.

DECLARATION is a celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ right to engage to their fullest extent in the creation and development of arts and culture, as outlined in the 11th clause of the UN’s Declaration on Indigenous Rights. Join the sights and sounds of ARTICLE 11 and our stellar guest artists, for a demonstration, through practise, of our increasingly remarkable First Nations, Inuit and Métis oeuvre.

WHAT: DECLARATION is a durational work of sound and visual installation, tailored to the guest artists, the curation of its occurrence and the land it is being hosted on. The installation aspect is created by ARTICLE 11.
WHO: ARTICLE 11 invites artists, at times in conjunction with a given festival or curator, to profile an existing work or a work in development. Each guest artist is supported by the sound and video creations of ARTICLE 11. At times, the artists take wild risks of their own, trying different approaches to works that will soon debut, or experimenting with new collaborators.
WHY: This platform gives Indigenous artists the opportunity to show up and simply be artists – a rare treat for many of us self-producing types. It is also an opportunity to extend a work beyond its usual environment and typical performer/audience relationship, which is always informative and exciting.
WHERE: DECLARATION has been installed at Toronto’s Fort York, The Royal Ontario Museum,The National Arts Centre, IMPACT Festival Kitchener, Canada Hub, Edinburgh and Calgary City Hall.

We give thanks to the artists we have collaborated with in these works: Michelle Latimer, Jesse Wente, Monique Mojica, Santee Smith, Digging Roots, Aanmitaagzi, Theola Ross, Cherish Violet Blood, Kitsuné Soleil, Tawiah M’carthy, Lee Maracle, Plex, Carlos Rivera, Rakesh Tewari, Ric Knowles, Denzel Blood, Herbie Barnes, Garret C. Smith, Brittany Ryan, Luca Caruso-Moro. thanks also to Robert Kerr & Heather Moore for programming the first two iterations and the TAC for funding the third. Special shout out to the great Kevin Ryan for making it all happen in a good way at Ontario Scene, NAC.
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