Gallery TPW is delighted to announce tīná gúyáńí (deer road) as an artist-in-residence for 2023.
During the residency, tīná gúyáńí, the mother-son duo consisting of seth cardinal dodginghorse and Glenna Cardinal, will explore experimental film, image-making, and storytelling practices as forms of indigenous research methods. Moving at curative pace, their research focuses on processes for familial remembrance along patrilineal bloodlines.
The residency will conclude in the fall with a presentation of tīná gúyáńí's research project.
Image courtesy of the artists.
tīná gúyáńí (deer road) is an artist collective from guts’ists’i / mohkinstsis (Calgary) consisting of parent/child duo Glenna Cardinal (Tsuut’ina/Saddle Lake Cree) and seth cardinal dodginghorse (Tsuut’ina/Amskapi Piikani/Saddle Lake Cree). In 2014, they were forcibly removed from their homes and ancestral land on the Tsuut’ina Nation, for construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Their multidisciplinary practice honors their connection to land and explores the effects of environmental /psychological damage. tīná gúyáńí’s work is deeply based in culture, language, oral history, family photographs, and museum/archival research. Their art is an act of cultural preservation and a protest against ongoing settler colonialism.