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People With Face Tattoos Make Me Heal

Live Skin Stitch Tattoo Performance with Stacey Fayant
DATE March 16th
TIME 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PLACE Art Gallery of Regina

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image: Stacey Fayant performs a skin-stitch tattoo image credit: Jason Hipfner

Artist Stacey Fayant will conduct a live skin-stitch tattooing performance in conjunction with the exhibition If You Prick Me, Do I Not Bleed? inviting family, community and the public to understand Indigenous Cultural Tattooing traditions as acts of healing and care.

Fayant will bestow traditional marks on her daughter in accordance with safety guidelines and traditional protocols.
The event aims to heal historical rifts for Indigenous people and shift attitudes about tattoos. The artist notes that tattooing was traditionally a community event, and invites the public to acknowledge the emotional, spiritual and physical vulnerability of the artist and her daughter. The event is free and open to all interested people.


We are pleased to present an intercultural panel discussion of traditional tattooing practices with local and international tattooists on Sunday, March 17. (Information regarding the panel discussion and registration coming soon.)

This project is funded by the Government of Canada.

Six Million Stitched

Live Performance and Discussion Forum

DATE February 27

TIME 2:00 PM start
PLACE Art Gallery of Regina

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Multi-sensory and experiential rather than didactic, Six Million Stitches provides a visceral experience of loss that allows people to reflect on the enormity of lives lost in the Holocaust and an outlet for mourning and remembrance of their own feelings and experiences of loss.

Mindy and Marcus' stirring performance first creates a situation in which people are quiet and attentive for a prolonged period of time. Giving time to silence for reflection, consideration, and remembering and honouring the deceased is integral to the memorial process.

Mindy will resume an embroidery in human hair, which she began and halted in 2017 due to the emotionally demanding nature of the work, while Marcus writes and erases the names of 600 people who were murdered in the Holocaust accompanied by a recording of Mindy whispering these names. These are the first 600 names from the Pages of Testimony, Yad Vashem. Each 100 names represent one million of the six million Jews murdered. The meagre remains of this performance — whispers, a sprinkling of chalk dust, a tangle of hair both revealing and obscuring a Star of David on a band of yellow wool — stand in for the meagre remains of concentration camps and a terrible event, now fading from many public memories.

A discussion of genocide and genocide memorials with Justice Professor Dr. Nick Jones will follow the performance. Performance is estimated to take 20 minutes.

Presented in partnership with the Regina Multifaith Forum.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada.

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