5cents a pound

An archive of inspiration, negotiating the world through artistic intervention

Nadia Myre, Indian Act

Indian Act speaks of the realities of colonization - the effects of contact, and its often-broken and untranslated contracts. The piece consists of all 56 pages of the Canadian Federal Government’s Indian Act mounted on stroud cloth and sewn over with red and white glass beads. Each word is replaced with white beads sewn into the document; the red beads replace the negative space.

  1. giwit reblogged this from head-d0wn-eyes-up
  2. head-d0wn-eyes-up reblogged this from 5centsapound
  3. alternativeheadache reblogged this from petitbabelfish
  4. petitbabelfish reblogged this from tongueturner
  5. tongueturner reblogged this from interalia
  6. interalia reblogged this from 5centsapound
  7. darling-wait reblogged this from breatheasyhoney
  8. thiszetasajerk reblogged this from alwaysbewoke
  9. insignif reblogged this from breatheasyhoney
  10. breatheasyhoney reblogged this from benevolent-bunny
  11. benevolent-bunny reblogged this from alwaysbewoke
  12. alwaysbewoke reblogged this from 5centsapound
  13. writewhatisleft reblogged this from unconforming
  14. b3droomeyes reblogged this from sl4yp00n
  15. sl4yp00n reblogged this from collectivecadaver
  16. glasskaleidoscope reblogged this from unconforming
  17. justjuanmoreguy reblogged this from br0crastinator
  18. br0crastinator reblogged this from collectivecadaver
  19. voltron-da-eclair reblogged this from collectivecadaver
  20. weareonlytemporary reblogged this from collectivecadaver
  21. unconforming reblogged this from collectivecadaver
  22. collectivecadaver reblogged this from collectivecadaver
  23. iammodernvintage reblogged this from textilenerd
  24. sapphictelepathic reblogged this from 5centsapound
  25. muskzhang reblogged this from 5centsapound
  26. metallicdaisies reblogged this from 5centsapound
  27. chasingthegoodvibes reblogged this from 5centsapound and added:
    #rightbrain #art
  28. warningpageexpired reblogged this from 5centsapound
  29. capriciousharmony reblogged this from confettiwestern