Vernissage – What better way to get out of your apartment during these cold Winter days than to attend one of Montreal’s most anticipated exhibitions this month. Hannah Claus is a visual artist of English and Kanien’kehà:ka / Mohawk ancestries, living in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal). Through her art installations, she uses process and materials to address memory and transformation from within an Indigenous worldview. In her exhibition, titled “earth sea ski / constellations / for my relations”, she will be highlighting the relationship between various element that structure our world.
The anticipated vernissage will feature “water song”, an imposing yet intricate veil of thread and digital imagery that replicated the audio waveforms of a Mi’kmaq water song. Uniting voice, water and song, the installation itself is based on the principles inherent to kahion:ni, or wampum belts, in which sea and sky are united. She will be exploring our planet’s four elements, earth, water, air and fire, and highlighting their relationship between one an other. The exhibition will take place on February 15th and March 17th. The event in February will start at 5:oo pm at the MAI in Downtown Montreal with a welcome word from Kevin Deer at 6:00 pm.