photo credits: Percy Paul
Created by Denesuline Elders and youth of Patuanak with resident and visiting artists, Axenet’i Tth’ al (pronounced Aah-hen-neh ti thul)—or Fringe—is a breath-taking, community-built fringe landscape celebrating the ingenuity of Northern Dene trappers and artisans. This immersive, interactive art exhibition is a product of a two-year residency with the community of Patuanak and visual artist Michèle Mackasey and guest artist Manuel Chantre. Through the nature of the process, the exhibition relays a Northern Denesuline aesthetic.
The visual insight of the Denesuline worldview and their connection to their territory can be experienced at Wanuskewin Galleries in Saskatoon until October 6, 2017.
PROJECT CONCEPT AND RESIDENT ARTIST
VIDEO, AUDIO, AND INTERACTIVITY ARTIST
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WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN
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