Title. Mnemonic Memory

Date. 2014

CityChicago and Toronto 

Medium. Performance

Mnemonic Memory 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.

Mnemonic Memory Logan Square, Vanessa DIon Fletcher Performance Art, Engaging With The Public
White and purple chalk on a park sidewalk.
White and Purple Chalk On A Sidewalk. Back Is A Colonial Monument.
Mnemonic Memory: Art Gallery of Mississauga, Vanessa Dion Fletcher Crouched Over in A Still Image Of Her Painting White Squares On A Sidewalk
Mnemonic Memory: Logan Square, Close Up Of Hand Painting a Purple Square As Part Of Numerous White and Purple Squares