The third edition of Indigenous Contemporary Scene (ICS) questions the idea of reconciliation through a range of visions and performative forms. How do we move from rhetoric about reconciliation to systemic change? This edition runs from June 1 to 9, 2017, during the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal and is presented in partnership with the OFFTA, the Agora de la danse, the Musée d’art contemporain and the Darling Foundry.
At the Unicorn, the cabaret Je me souviens brings together 7 Aboriginal voices, presenting a variety of artistic proposals, and many perspectives on colonization and decolonization: Buffalo Hat Singers, Marco Collin, Nadia Myre and Johanna Nutter, Ange Loft and ReCollection Kahnawake Collective, Carlos Rivera, Nina Segalowitz and Meky Ottawa. Interdisciplinary theatre, Reckoning (Moment of Truth) by ARTICLE 11 (Tara Beagan and Andy Moro) unfolds three stories related to the residential school system at Centaur Theatre.
At the Darling Foundry, the performative installation This Time Will be Different by Lara Kramer and Émilie Monnet, created in collaboration with painter Glenna Matoush, takes an incisive and sensitive look at Canada’s reconciliation industry and the fallout of numerous inquiries and commissions.