I want to let the words seep into my marrow so that I too could one day make good soup

The Ottawa Art Gallery Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2 Canada
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Join us for a performance by artist Jeneen Frei Njootli with invited guest Danielle Printup.

"Writing is like cutting up meat. It can be done so gracefully, with purpose and ease. The grain of what was once warm in your hands, in your heart, and in your mind falls away cleanly, making thin enough slabs that could even sustain you in the winter. They could be disseminated.  They could be a thesis. If you aren’t seasoned, and are in fact, quite green, you may end up with many small pieces of varying thicknesses, too small or awkward for the pole, the printer, or the shelf. I still find this tool awkward to hold, even though I need it for survival here. Will you come over for tea instead? I want to let the words seep into my marrow so that I too could one day make good soup."

Following the performance there will be a discussion with exhibition artists moderated by guest curator Brad Isaacs. 

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwitchin artist, and member of the collective ReMatriate. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Art as an uninvited guest on unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia. In 2012, she graduated from Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Later that year she completed a Visual Art Studio Work Study position at The Banff Centre. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, casinos, bars, the bush, cultural centres and museums internationally and most recently, at the Kamloops Art Gallery as part of an exhibition curated by Tania Willard titled CUSTOM MADE/Tsitslem the stem te ck’ultens-kuc