In episode three, Sebastian de Line, Associate Curator Indigenous Care and Relations at Agnes speaks with Qanita Lilla. They speak of life’s journeys and of what led Sebastian on their current path. What becomes clear is that one single path is not part of Sebastian’s life trajectory. The tapestry of their life shows the importance of cultivating technical skill and competency, but more importantly, it is about recognizing what you love and using it to find your place in the world.
My job has been to navigate challenging questions of relearning and unlearning certain kinds of Westernized ideas about knowledge production in spaces like museums where there is very much a grounded idea that’s tied to European Enlightenment and this idea that knowledge is universal, and it’s meant to be accessible to everyone. Not all knowledges, from the way I was taught, are actually meant for everyone.
Sebastian De Line (he/they) is an artist and an Associate Curator at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Alongside this, Sebastian also works as a Teaching Fellow for the Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Queen’s University. His/their doctoral research focuses on the manufacturing of Capitalist values and economies that transform agential Indigenous and racialized Ancestors into labouring “objects” of extraction, accumulation and consumption determined by acquisition criteria within museum collections. Publications include the Journal of Visual Culture and Junctures.
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