Skip to Content

Duane Linklater (Omaskêko Cree, b. 1976)

action at a distance

Date: 2020
Medium: Painted tepee poles, nylon rope, plants, ceramics, sandbags, twelve framed digital prints, framed mirror
Object Dimensions: 233 x 102 x 66 in. (591.82 x 259.08 x 167.64 cm)
Credit Line: Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

In action at a distance, twelve tepee poles serve as a backdrop for a cluster of houseplants and images in mismatched secondhand frames, blending references to some of Linklater’s artistic influences with memories of his childhood home. Included among the images are details from Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya’s The Disasters of War etchings (1810–20); stills from twentieth-century arthouse films by Chantal Akerman, Chris Marker, and Andy Warhol; and a portrait of Ojibwe artist and “grandfather of Indigenous Canadian contemporary art” Norval Morriseau.

Collection List This object is a member of the following collections: