Meet the Author:
Skawennati,  Montreal, Canada

Ayumi Goto

Ayumi Goto is a performance apprentice, currently based in Toronto, traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Missisaugas of the New Credit First Nations. Born in Canada, she at times draws upon her Japanese heritage and language to creatively critique sentiments surrounding national culturalism, activist strategies, and land-human relations. Ayumi has made performative interventions in London, Berlin, Kyoto, and across this land presently called Canada. Her practice is deeply influenced by Roy Miki, Shirley Bear, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Adrian Stimson, and Peter Morin.

What is the Future of Artistic Practices?

Ayumi Goto, Toronto, Canada 
Andrea Fatona, Toronto, Canada 
Skawennati, Montreal, Canada 
Stefan St-Laurent, Gatineau, Canada 
LĂ©uli Eshrāghi,  

Participants of the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) 2017 Gathering were invited to join the roundtable to discuss a particular question that involved reflecting on their own artistic practices, personal histories and experiences, and dissect the challenges/fractures/progress within the current Canadian art system in order to imagine the future(s) together. LĂ©uli Eshrāgi’s essay which follows was written in response to the...