Artist Tour Guide: McCord
A Performance by Maria Hupfield
Saturday, October 18 at 1 p.m.
McCord Museum, Exhibition Hall: Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection
Exhibition admission fees apply for this event.
690 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9
Phone : 514-398-7100
Part of the Performing the Archive colloquium organized by the ACC/CCA (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des Conservateurs autochtones) as part of the Colloquium “iakwé:iahre se remémorer We Remember”.
Lenght : 30 minutes
This performance provides an “in-the-moment” encounter with me in the museum and emphasizes the value of shared experience in the creation and memory of a work of art. This performance will take place in the gallery amongst historical and contemporary work on display, as a respondence to the exhibition “Wearing our Identity. The First Peoples Collection ”.
Artist Tour Guide was originally commissioned as a 3 part performance in response to the exhibition “Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes“, The National Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian New York. Throughout the course of the exhibit I lead 3 tours, not as an archeologist or docent but an artist. As a work in progress; each tour informed later ones, creating a living, ever evolving art experience that was the essence of the performance. A self-portrait silhouette on glass provides a physical component of the work. By inserting a physical presence at all times, my outline doubles as both a space holder and starting point for the performance.
for more info the ACC/CCA colloquium 2014 see link: