Performance by Peter Morin at the Belkin

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:30 pm

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 1:30 pm

Peter Morin

Peter Morin

Artist Peter Morin will perform This is not a simple movement at the Belkin Gallery as part of the Witnesses exhibition. In his words, “We live in a land created through forcible impact, a land influenced by the movement of steel scissor blades. This performance invites the creation of a collective map. Viewers, and artist, work collaboratively to confront this difficult history. The meeting of these two metal blades is a concert of movement. The meeting of these blades contributes to transformation. Today, we cut the Residential School. Cut. Cut. Cut. Sadness. Cut. Cut. Cut. Grief. Cut. Cut. Cut. The pieces of hair land to create a new map of Canada. The hands make these scissors travel. Today we are remembering a nation-building act.” Morin, a member of the Crow clan of the Tahltan First Nation in northern British Columbia, is a Victoria-based performance artist, curator, writer and community educator.

All are welcome. Admission is free.

For information on these events and public programming for Fall 2013, visit

Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
1825 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z2 |