Performance Matters

Volume 7, Number 1-2, 2021 Performing (in) Place: Moving on/with the Land Guest-edited by Jenn Cole and Melissa Poll

Image Caption: Frame grab from l i s t e n (2020), by Leah Decter. This special double issue features works that reflect on “walking” (or moving) practices that have been enacted in recognition of contributors' relationships to the ancestral Indigenous lands and territories they occupy, arrive to, or originate from.

Table of contents (10 articles)

Editorial Notes

  1. Introduction: Editors' Video Conversation and Conversation Transcript
  2. Moving Together to Reclaim and Resist: Podcast and Podcast Transcript


  1. Dancing the Waterways in Leanne Simpson’s she sang them home
  2. Moving with Whatcom Falls Park: A Score for Unsettling in Place
  3. Dis/locating Preferential Memory within Settler Colonial Landscapes: A Forward-Looking Backward Glance at Memoration’s Per/formation
  4. Diaspora Walks: Small Lessons in Unlearning
  5. Migrant Memory, Movement, and Misrecognition: Reactivating Diasporic Experience Toward an Anticolonial Politics of Place
  6. Walking as Embodied Territorial Acknowledgment: Thinking about Place-Based Relationships from the Side of the Road
  7. Our Ancient Forests: Virtual Visiting and Art for Conservation
  8. Dancing With Land: An Asynchronous Artist Panel


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