Artist-in-Residence at Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

Photo credit: Dan Sokolowski.

Dec 1 – 31, 2015

WhiteFeather’s project as artist-in-residence at KIAC responded to the local landscape, cultural history and mythology. Utilizing locally sourced biomaterials such as animal intestine, she constructed artificial bones that mimicked the natural biological process of osteogenesis, or bone formation. These faux artifacts were built using textile structures as scaffolds for the mineral growth. Following this process of ‘mock-ossification’, she built text-based osteobiographies (narratives) for each object, referencing and mutating the existing stories, mythologies and histories of the Yukon.

Artist talk with Evan Sabourin: Dec 16, 2015 | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM | KIAC Ballroom

Project website and (creative process) residency blog:

The artist gratefully acknowledges funding support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ).
Photo credit: Dan Sokolowski.

Post-script: RIP Evan Sabourin (1979-2016), who WhiteFeather lived with as co-resident artist for the month of December 2015 at Macaulay House in Dawson City.