Settlement is a Native American-led performative encampment in which more than 27 acclaimed Indigenous artists from across North America will activate Pounds House and surrounding grounds in Plymouth’s Central Park from 6 July to 2 August, 2020.
With practices ranging from performance, social engagement, installation, film, poetry, dance and immersive theatre, the wide range of contemporary Native American artists that will share their work for Settlement is unprecedented.
Daily programming will present a series of workshops, performances, installations and talks, creating a radically immersive onsite experience.
In addition to the Central Park encampment, each Settlement artist will produce a public engagement elsewhere in the city of Plymouth.
Within the context of Mayflower 400, Settlement is more than an arts festival, it is a necessary space for Native American artists to investigate and interpret their lives as the survivors of settler colonialism and, in turn, to support settler ancestors in moving towards a more relational understanding and acknowledgement of the contemporary Native American experience.
Settlement is a ground-breaking way to link communities across the globe and was conceived by Settlement lead artist Cannupa Hanska Luger in collaboration with Plymouth-based collective The Conscious Sisters CIC.
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