Speaker: Laura Grier
Topic: yanathé horeltth’ełi: That which will happen next
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm ET via Zoom
Structure: 30min talk, 15min discussion / Q&A
In this Print Speak session: yanathé horeltth’ełi: That which will happen next, Laura Grier presents their current creative research into their northern Dene language and how collaborative ‘Indigenous Spirit Printmaking’ methodologies can be tied into future works. Through traditional print mediums, Laura tries to translate these pieces of knowledge into narrative mark-making and poetry while contemplating themes of Land, Language, and Lineation.
Laura Grier (She/They) is a Délı̨nę First Nations artist and printmaker, born in Somba ké (Yellowknife). Responding to lived experiences of being an urban displaced Dene woman through Print, Grier’s work is also inspired by the dynamism of Indigenous art practices and uses printmaking as a tool for resistance, refusal, and inherent Bets’ı̨nę́.