WE CALL is a year-long installation composed of selections from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) “Calls to Action”. This document accompanies the 500-page report that synthesizes the TRC’s inquiry into the inter-generational legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential School System. Busby’s selections highlight the ways that governmental, educational and cultural institutions are called on by the TRC to cultivate Indigenous leadership, stewardship and participation within structural systems. Busby’s vivid floor-to-ceiling text painting makes these calls visible and persistent in the intellectual, social and bureaucratic life of SFU.
Curated by: Amy Kazymerchyk
Image Credit: Cathy Busby, WE CALL, 2017 (detail of mock-up). Image courtesy the artist.