Unlearn and Relearn
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About The Event
Layers reflect the complexly of my identity and my convoluted existence. I hope these images express and encourage compassion and learning through my personal journey. All pieces contain the themes of colonization, cultural genocide, genocide, assimilation, intergenerational trauma, resilience, self-love, self-care, family, ancestors, gifts, land, and the sacred practice of smudging.
I am comfortable in communicating and educating these difficult truths through myself, as it is only myself who I have autonomy of. These pieces are holding the knowledge I have gained, my present state of self, and ephemeral feelings and emotions I go through currently day in and day out. They are also markers of my journey and hold affirmations for the person I hope to become. Someone enriched with Indigenous knowledge of the land, survival, ceremony, food, and language.
It is the unlearning and relearning I wish to instigate in the minds of the members of our settler state. Opening their minds and hearts.
Karalyn Reuben is an Emerging Artist in the Emerging Artist Studio Program at TAP. Generously supported through the RBC Foundation and donors.