TectonicWoman Number 4: Rebecca Belmore

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Rebecca is an Anishinabe (First Nations from the Great Lakes region) performance, sculpture, installation and video artists based in B.C. who examines history, place, trauma and memory in her work. Her art aims to provide a counterpoint to stereotypes about First Nations people. Belmore was Canada’s official representative in 2005’s Venice Biennale. Her work has appeared in exhibitions nationally and internationally including two solo tours, The Named and the Unnamed and 33 Pieces.

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Due to some very unfortunate time constraints, I won’t be able to describe her or her work in more detail, but will leave you with some threads to follow of work that she has done so that you can become a bit more personally aquainted.

The first two links document performance art pieces. The last is a speech is on feminism and what it means to be Canadian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv9DfVAzok4#aid=P9BArsvDj7A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfwHbiRfTUU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhWkrHDZue4