Slow Scrape brilliantly enacts a poetics of relation and action to counter the settler colonial violences of erasure, extraction, and dispossession. Drawing on documentary poetics, concrete-based installations, event scores, and other texts, the book cites memory, Cree and Alutiiq languages, and embodiment as modes of relational being and knowing. In the words of Layli Long Soldier, Slow Scrape presents “an expansive and undulating meditation on time, relations, origin, and colonization."
Includes an introduction by Layli Long Soldier as well as a dialogue between Lukin Linklater and editor for the first edition, Michael Nardone.
Tanya Lukin Linklater’s performances, works for camera, installations, and writings centre Indigenous peoples’ lived experiences, (home)lands, and structures of sustenance. Her performances in relation to objects in exhibition, scores, and Ancestral belongings generate what she has come to call felt structures. Her work has been shown at the Aichi Triennale, Art Gallery of Ontario, Chicago Architecture Biennial, New Museum Triennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Toronto Biennial of Art, and elsewhere. In 2021 she received the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Her Alutiiq/Sugpiaq homelands are in the Kodiak Island archipelago in southwestern Alaska.