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A Proclamation.




Artist
Emily Davidson 
Details
Letterpress on paper, sign vinyl
2021

From Jan. 19th to Feb. 11th

Displayed at
Dawson Printshop

Description
A Proclamation. takes aim at settler narratives of the printing press as a symbol of egalitarian progress and democracy. This piece transforms a Dawson Print Shop window into a bulletin board to proclaim the direct corrilation between letterpress printing and colonization. This work incorporates text from the letterpress printed proclamation regarding the Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1752 to point to the integral role print media played in prioritizing colonial conceptions of treaty in the knowledge dispersal of treaty rights and responsibilities to settlers.