When the term First Nations Art, or Aboriginal Art is mentioned, it seems that we have become used to associating them with totem poles, mythical animals and imagery that is very rooted to an imagined past. The archive project goes beyond this limited view of aboriginal artistic practices and highlights First Nations artists that pioneered the way in which art can act as the locus for intersecting media, including theory, digital work and performance. This website focuses on Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew’s prolific practice
"This site features a comprehensive look at the work of Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew. Ahasiw was a theorist, curator, writer, new media practitioner and performance artist. He worked in artist run centres in Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg curating and producing new practices in performance and new media. Ahasiw passed away in 2006. Ghostkeeper features writing, images, websites and performance documentation of Maskegon-Iskwew’s work as well as essays by other curators and producers on his work." (From the Ghostkeeper Website)
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