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Performance at the MacKenzie Art Gallery - erica hiroko isomura

Performance at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

I’ll be reading my work for the MacKenzie Art Gallery at the digital launch of a special publication by Briarpatch, created in conjunction with the MacKenzie’s exhibition Human Capital.

Human Capital presents work that offers insight into the impact of Canada’s immigration policies and history: how it treats humans as capital, and the role it plays in shaping the complex and contested the formation of a “Canadian identity.”


The event was recorded and is now available to watch online.

Thank you to Tak Pham from the MacKenzie Art Gallery for inviting me to perform and share my writing published in Briarpatch at this event. The publication launch also featured a panel discussion with Gabriel Allahdua, Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway, and Andrew Stevens, which you can watch and listen to on YouTube.

The digital publication of Human Capital is now available to read online, too! I encourage you to check it out! There is some amazing work in it and the design work by Emmie Tsumura is awesome. The digital publication seeks to expand conversations around Canada’s immigration policy, and issues of migrant justice and features both new commissions and past work from the Briarpatch’s publication archive.