This conversation between Meagan Musseau and Lori Clarke happened in April 2022 and was recorded at the Treehouse in Maddox Cove, Newfoundland.
Meagan Musseau is L’nu (Mi'kmaw) from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk territory (Bay of Islands, western Newfoundland). She nourishes an interdisciplinary arts practice by working with customary art forms and new media, such as basketry, beadwork, land-based performance, video and installation. She focuses on creating artwork, dancing, learning Mi’kmaw language, and facilitating workshops as a way to actively participate in survivance.
Lori Clarke is an artist-researcher and body psychotherapist based in St. John’s, Ktaqmkuk (Island of Newfoundland). Lori's work is grounded in somatic approaches exploring embodied personal and cultural narratives. Lori often collaborates with dance and performance artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers, integrating somatic modes of inquiry and companionship in creative process. Lori is a co-founder of PIG (Performative/ance Inquiry Group).
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