About the Artists
Bo Yeung is an emerging multidisciplinary artist residing on the traditional territory of Tr’ondëk Hwëchin in Dawson City, Yukon.
Yeung immigrated to Canada in 1995 from the ShaTang rural village in Kaiping, China. She has been questioning her role as an immigrant through the colonial narrative by using creative practices to reveal the adopted burden of the settler within, and to create more spaces for Indigenous voices to be heard. Her work explores the web of cultural identity, the diaspora, memory and colonization by gently threading them into intimate poetic experiences. Yeung was a contributor to the West Coast Line’s “Reconcile This!” and is founder of the annual, northernmost Chinese Dragon Dance and Performance, as well as a member of Dawson City’s League of Lady Wrestlers.
Chris Clarke lives in and contributes to the community of Dawson City on Tr’ondëk Hwëchintraditional territory where, for the last 15 years, her collaborative art practice has focused on supporting the voice of indigenous experience.
She has worked as instructor/coordinator mentor using tools of written word, photography, animation, video, puppetry, and radio. Published work includes Tr’ëhuhch’in Näwtr’udäha/Finding Our Way Home (2008) co-created with group of residential school survivors is the principle resource around which IRS curriculum has been developed for schools in the Yukon. Clarke is currently collaborating with Gwaandak Theatre’s creation of Map of the Land, Map of the Stars. Clarke is acutely aware of need to expand the colonial narrative to include indigenous experience and create opportunities for settler community to reflect, acknowledge and participate in a more honest telling of our shared history.