An indigenous digital occupation
‘Settlement’ is a digital based programme featuring art, performance, discussion and social interaction from key artists Indigenous to North America and the Pacific.
Featuring up to 30 artists Indigenous to North America and the Pacific, the programme has been designed as a creative response and claiming of digital space to consider the impacts of colonisation on a diverse number of tribal nations who continue to thrive despite its long-term effects.
Originally a month-long encampment in Central Park, Plymouth, UK, to take place summer of 2020 within the context of the Mayflower 400 commemoration events, Settlement was intended to go beyond conversations of decolonisation and actively practice indigenisation as a radically immersive onsite experience. Physical engagement was halted due to the pandemic and has been reimagined as a vibrant digital occupation. We worked as allies supporting the hugely talented Cannupa Hanska Luger and Ginger Dunhill.
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I want to say thank-you. I so appreciated being part of this meaningful project. Though physically isolated, the sewing circle gave me a sense of belonging to a community who had a common goal, to make a loving and healing connection with the US community. I do hope we achieved our aim of reaching out to heal broken bonds and hope our loving connections continue.
Arts Council England, Mayflower 400, Plymouth Culture, A Blade of Grass