Featuring Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds)
Tannis Nielsen, Creation (detail). Work in progress. Courtesy of the artist
Slow down! Deeply observe works of art in Lii Zoot Tayr (Other Worlds). Guided by interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter and critical thinker Cheryl L’Hirondelle, this contemplation practice allows for relaxation and new insights. Part of Agnes’s Wellness Program.
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Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish) is an interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter and critical thinker whose family roots are from Papaschase First Nation, amiskwaciy wâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta) and Kikino Metis Settlement, Alberta.
Her work investigates and articulates a dynamism of nêhiyawin (Cree worldview) in contemporary time-place incorporating Indigenous language(s), audio, video, VR, olfactory, sewn objects, music and audience/user participation to create immersive environments towards ‘radical inclusion’. As a songwriter, L’Hirondelle’s focus is on both sharing nêhiyawêwin (Cree language) and Indigenous and contemporary song-forms and personal narrative songwriting as ‘survivance’ methodologies.
She is the recipient the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art. In addition, Cheryl was awarded two imagineNATIVE New Media Awards (2005 & 2006), and two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (2006 & 2007).
L’Hirondelle holds a Master of Design from OCAD University’s Inclusive Design program (2015) and is currently a PhD candidate with SMARTlab at University College, Dublin, in Ireland.