The Indian Factory

2000 / High Tech Storytellers Festival, Tribe Inc., Saskatoon, SK

In The Indian Factory, performed in Saskatoon, Belmore entered space carrying a bucket of plaster, which she then applied to several men’s jackets hanging from hooks on the wall. The hollow and hardened plaster forms were an acknowledgement of Aboriginal victims of ongoing racial violence in the prairie city.

Lee-Ann Martin, The Waters of Venice: Rebecca Belmore at the 51st Biennale, Canadian Art, June 2005

Photo credit: Bradlee LaRocque / Tribe Inc.