Art Metropole in memoriam...: Mary Cecil, Victoria Callihoo (nee Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau
…in memoriam Mary Cecil, Victoria Callihoo (nee Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau adds a new score and production by Postcommodity and Alex Waterman to a suite of four early scores by the American composer Robert Ashley. The fifth score honours the lives of Mary Cecil, Victoria Callihoo (nee Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau, three Indigenous women from territory at the turn of the Century as it became the province of Alberta. This significant addition continues Ashley’s project investigating the connections between musical forms and constructs of historicization, opening a conversation regarding whom and how we memorialize individuals and inscribe their legacies.
Postcommodity, Alex Waterman and Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective collaborated with writer and publisher Will Holder to publish the book In Memoriam . . . Mary Cecil, Victoria Callihoo (Née Belcourt), and Eleanor (Helene) Thomas Garneau.
In early 2018 a limited edition vinyl pressed album of all five compositions recorded with and performed by Postcommodity, Alex Waterman, Ociciwan Contmeporary Art Collective and Indigenous musicians throughout Alberta, Malaya Bishop, seth cardinal, Curtis Lefthand, Jaynine Lena McCrae, nêhiyawak (Kris Harper, Matthew Cardinal and Marek Tyler) and Jared Tailfeathers.will be released to the public. The album was recorded at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta in July 2017.
• Publisher: uh books
• Size: 23 × 29 × 0.5 cm
• 80 pp