Mush Hole Project

The Mush Hole Project is an immersive, site-specific art and performance installation event taking place at the  Woodland Cultural Centre (Brantford, Ontario) from September 16 to 18, 2016.

mush-hole -projectThis project aims to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and to preserve, query, and reveal the complex personal, political, and public narratives around Canada’s residential school system, in general, and the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School (at the Woodland Cultural Centre) specifically, through the art of contemporary Aboriginal artists.

Call for submissions open through June 19, 2016

An Invitation to Aboriginal Artists for Truth and Reconciliation Response Projects

The Mush Hole Project selection committee is seeking individual responses from artists that question the following:

  • Apartheid
  • Assimilation
  • Decolonization
  • Education
  • Genocide
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Mohawk Institute
  • Nourishment
  • Reconciliation
  • Truth

The artists of the Mush Hole Project will animate the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School site. Artists may propose interior and/or exterior works or creative interventions and should identify a site on the grounds of the Woodland Cultural Centre for the installation or performance of their work (for example, the driveway, apple orchard, library, kitchen, etc). Artists are encouraged to consider the residential school system through the dichotomy of both historical and contemporary knowledges and creative practices.

Important Dates:

Call for submissions:
May 1 – June 19, 2016

Notification date:
June 30, 2016

Event dates:
September 16 – 18, 2016

Website for this event: Mush Hole Project