“The Edward Curtis Project…is a phenomenal piece of contemporary theatre.”
- PLANK MAGAZINE
April 02, 2013 – April 21, 2013
The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, home of the GCTC
1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland), Ottawa
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 4 & 8:30pm
While on assignment in the far north, Angeline, a Métis reporter, stumbles upon a story that is so haunting, she is unable to erase the images, and it compels her to question the role of reporters as witnesses and the accepted notions of the strength and spirit of aboriginal peoples. Along the way she challenges Edward Curtis, the iconic turn of the century photographer who created a photographic record of “the vanishing race of the North American Indian”. Poetic and visually stunning, her journey is brought to life through video, photography, music and choreography.
Marie Clements asked photojournalist Rita Leistner to create a parallel photographic investigation of Edward Curtis’ work—to question the practice of documentary photography with the very medium under scrutiny. Leistner spent two years retracing Curtis’ footsteps, traveling to First Nations communities throughout North America. The Edward Curtis Project Exhibit by Rita Leistner will be on display in the Lorraine Fritzi Gallery, upper lobby of GCTC.