title. Mnemonic Memory

date. 2014

CityChicago and Toronto 

Medium. performance

Mnemonic Memory It is a durational performance that recreates images of The Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt using chalk paint on the city’s concrete surfaces. The slow emergence of the belt in public spaces allows for conversation between viewers and myself. I can engage the audience in a dialogue about Indigenous and colonial history in the Great Lakes. Simple questions from curious passers-by such as; what are you doing and why are you doing it? Allows me to recount the history of the dish with one spoon wampum belt and how it relates to the city and park we were in. Mnemonic Memory has been performed in Logan Square Chicago, Wicker Park Chicago and Celebration Square Mississauga.