Unbecoming, 2017

Durational Performance by Leah Decter

This performance grapples with the ways the conflation of Canadian identity and ‘wilderness’ contributes to the ongoing, and arguably violent, occupation of Indigenous lands. It draws on the Thousand Islands’ reputation as a ‘wilderness playground’ in the ‘Gilded Age’ of the 1800s, and its present day status as a National Park, to scratch at the surface of Canadian civility.