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Tanya Lukin Linklater: Slay All Day

Slay All Day is a four minute video developed in collaboration with Toronto-based dancer, Ceinwen Gobert.

Tanya Lukin Linklater is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces (such as languages) and institutions. She develops her choreographic works in close collaboration with dancers through a process of focused improvisation and investigations in the studio. Her choreography frequently draws from film and other sources. Slay All Day features sections of choreography informed by Robert Flaherty’s film Nanook of the North and specific movement forms of Inuit athletics. The video was shot at Line Gallery in North Bay, Ontario with camera operator, Stephanie Fehr.

Tanya Lukin Linklater (b. 1976) has presented her performance collaborations, videos, photographs and installations nationally and internationally including recent projects at Performa at the EFA Project Space, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, Chilé; SBC Gallery, Montreal; Western Front, Vancouver; Images Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; and Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. She studied at University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and Stanford University (A.B. Honours). She is currently a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Tanya Lukin Linklater originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in Alaska. She lives and works in North Bay, Ontario.