image item: It Takes Two to Meet (Blanket and Sash)

Katherine Boyer
It Takes Two to Meet (Blanket and Sash)
Part 1: Photographs on polymer fabric

Focusing on The Forks as a meeting ground, this work uses the infrastructure of entwinement and joining to bring together two blankets as an act of decolonization. It is only through the process of deconstructing both blankets that the Métis Sash (and the traditional methods of its making) could be created. The finished sash is worn by a tree at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers; the documentation of the un-weaving is based at the train station.

Photo Credit:  Karen Asher