Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning: Off the Cuff: Mnidoo Infinity Squeezed Through Finite Modulations
On Thursday April 5, 2018, at the Art Gallery of Guelph, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning gave the public talk, Off the Cuff: Mnidoo Infinity Squeezed Through Finite Modulations as part of the Thinking Spaces: The Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series. The event was co-presented and documented by Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life.
Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning is a member of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations, an artist, scholar, and youngest of twelve. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the IICSI, hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University. Manning received her PhD from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario, and holds graduate degrees in contemporary art (MFA, Simon Fraser, 1997) and critical theory (MA, Western, 2005). She works at the intersection of Anishinaabe ontology and epistemology, critical theory, phenomenology, and art. For this presentation she discusses her dissertation on mnidoo-worlding or mnidoo-consciousnessing and its temporal bending interrelational ethics, specifically its implications for disability studies.