Terrance Houle: Urban Indian Series (2004),
Born December 9, 1975, in Calgary. Lives and works in Calgary. In a practice that ranges from performance to photography to film and video works, Blackfoot artist Terrance Houle remakes the troubled history of colonialism and First Nations identity with a roguish wit and punk-rock edge. His strategy matches self-deprecating humour with an uneasy undertone; the results cut away at both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal notions of an urban Indian status quo. In his Urban Indian Series (2004), Houle is pictured grocery shopping, working in an office cubicle and riding public transit—all in elaborate powwow regalia.
In the performance video Friend or Foe (2010–11), he plays off cultural and historical gaps in communication while dressed in a loincloth and communicating by sign language.
Contemporary Art Week!
i did a thing to congratulate myself for not quite having a complete mental breakdown at the end of EoE
what a woman
"It grew louder—louder—louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God!—no, no! They heard!—they suspected!—they knew!—they were making a mockery of my horror!"
—The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe
I am I 目玉焼きニットプルオーバー
during an accident as a child a small boy broke his arms and was then exposed to xrays these rays revealed that the boy was in fact part man, part skeleton
the SKELETON MAN
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part man, part skeleton?
yess just as a centaur is part man, part horse, so too is he, part man, part skeleton
This scene changed my life forever