Leah Decter                          

still
2011

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still

still is part of an ongoing body of work that addresses the persistence of colonial structures in contemporary Canada through a critical white settler lens. These works confront facets of this overarching concern through a practice of performing interventions into land, land/scape and public space, and tampering with iconic elements of Canadian visual culture. Integrating the residue of an off-camera performance, and invoking land as a contested site and landscapeas a politically, culturally and historically mitigated representation, still speaks to the ways colonial realities are concealed by dominant nationalist mythologies and the inequities of colonial logics are perpetuated through time.

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