Featured Guest Speaker: Dr. Camille Georgeson-Usher, University of British Columbia

Camille Georgeson-Usher smiling slightly with raised eyebrows

Date and Time

Thu, May 9, 2024 - 5:00pm


Dr. Camille Georgeson-Usher serves as Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Indigenous Art at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC. Her writings, research, and musings will touch on the relevant themes presented in the exhibition In Dreams and Autumn/Endless Dreams featuring two multi-channel films: Sky Hopinka's In Dreams and Autumn (2021) and Renée Green's Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009).

Camille Georgeson-Usher is a Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene/Scottish scholar, artist, and arts administrator from Galiano Island, British Columbia, unceded territories of the Penelakut and Lamalcha First Nations, as well as other Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples and is the ceded traditional territories of Tsawwassen First Nation. She completed her PhD in the Cultural Studies department at Queen’s University where she considered social landscape of gatherings and particularly how the personal, minuscule details of everyday life impact how we come together and how we build space, together. Her dissertation is titled “The Threshold for Gathering” and was completed in March 2024. From this research on gatherings, Usher is interested in the many ways in which peoples move together through space, how public art becomes a site for gathering, and intimacies with the everyday from an Indigenous perspective. She uses her practice as a long-distance runner as a methodology for embodied theory and an alternative form of sensing place.

You can learn more by visiting her website.

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