The Mush Hole Project

The Mush Hole Project is a site-specific, multi-media performance that will happen in September 2016, at the former Mohawk Institute, now called the Woodland Cultural Centre, at 184 Mohawk St, Brantford, ON N3S 2X3.

Here is the first stage of conceptualizing the project:

Artistic Articulations of conciliation and reconciliation at Canada’s First Residential School

Project Proposal
July 12, 2015

Full Proposal

On June 2, 2015, the Honorable Justice Murray Sinclair released the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) with 94 recommendations for Canada’s federal government.1 In keeping with the TRC’s Calls to Action, as well as to foster collaborations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and engage with the Woodland Cultural Centre’s campaign to Save the Evidence, this project’s objective is to produce an immersive, site-specific art and performance installation that responds to the former residential school, the Mohawk Institute. The Mush Hole Project: Artistic Articulations of conciliation and reconciliation at Canada’s First Residential School will produce a unique and robust gathering of artists, cultural institutions and practitioners, academics, and residential school representatives, among others to raise awareness concerning under-represented issues in scholarship, as well as in public and private sectors. The project’s aim is to gain understanding, share and acknowledge histories and contemporary issues, and activate the space for knowledges, stories, and voices to be heard, remembered, and transformed… [read more]