Reckoning: responses

“There is a growing canon of work, by Indigenous artists, that addresses Canada’s Indian Residential School System in truly sophisticated ways.  Reckoning by ARTICLE 11 is just such a work.  It defies simple categorization because it is trans-disciplinary, holistic in its viewpoint and begins its exploration at a demanding level.  Reckoning assumes you are a conscious and historically informed citizen and its 3-part structure reflects the multidimensionality of the trauma and our responses to it.”
– Michael Greyeyes, multi-disciplinary artist, Cree

“Its excellence sets the bar high: this work deserves a broad audience in Toronto and to tour widely.” Karen Fricker, the Toronto Star

Reckoning was provocative, aesthetically rigorous and really moving. Its complexity was a large part of its grace and at the end, I stood, not just out of a wish to celebrate the work, but as well because it felt like the only thing to do.”
– Sarah Garton Stanley, Artistic Associate at the National Arts Centre


Glen Gould as “Emmett” in Reckoning. Photo by Andy Moro

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