04 - 07 Dec. 2014
Art Metropole at Art | Basel Miami Beach 2014
Vinyl record, custom silkscreen printed jacket, 12 inches x 12 inches, 17:19.
Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada, 2014
Edition of 95 + 5 AP.
$120.00 Email to Purchase Now
Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario and is currently based in North Bay, Ontario. Duane attended the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College in upstate New York, USA, completing his Master of Fine Arts and was the 2013 Sobey Art Award Recipient. He is currently showing new work at Catriona Jeffries Gallery in Vancouver, he also has an upcoming exhibition at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City.
In the spring of 2014, Duane Linklater set out on multiple walks in the vicinity of his home in North Bay Ontario. This is a recording of his search for a specific bird with a specific song — a song known as sikwan to the Omaskêkowak people who use this word to refer to a specific period in the spring season. The ambient sounds of the environment are audible, with crunching leaves, breaking twigs, a barking dog and the hum of nearby highway motorists.
Album jacket designed by Duane Linklater to feature the Cree syllabic for sikwan on the front and his text piece on the back.