Wil George: Survival In Its Many Shapes

Artist Talk. November 13th, 2011.

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Survival in its Many Shapes

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Pain in its Many Shapes

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Wil George’s poems, both in print and reading, draw on the struggles for cultural and personal survival of First Nations people in the context of the colonization and development of the unceded territories on which Metro Vancouver are built. The project intersects with UNIT/PITT’s 36-year history as an institution which has hosted curators, artists and performers from the urban First Nations community, but extends beyond that to explore the persistence of lives, cultures, and people in resistance to the degradation of economic, social, environmental and cultural world around them.

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