T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss is an artist, ethnobotanist, educator and activist of Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō, Hawaiian and Swiss descent with a practice of more than 30 years. To write about a work by Wyss is to establish a single narrative, and in doing so, to close its radical openness.
T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss: x̱aw̓s shew̓áy̓ New Growth
T’uy’tanat Cease Wyss is a media artist and ethnobotanist. Her Fellowship with 221A will lead a transformation of Semi-Public 半公開 at 271 Union Street, converting the site’s compacted road base gravel to a communal garden designed with permaculture systems and plants that are indigenous to the bioregion of the Pacific Northwest Coast and the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Stó:lō Nations.
Exhibit immerses viewers in ancient forest
“It’s hard to appreciate what’s at stake without seeing it for yourself,” says T’uy’t’tanat, Cease Wyss, referring to the Sunshine Coast’s Dakota Bowl ancient forest.
QUESTIONS OF CARE and ecological entanglement have dominated art discourse for several years but seem to have grown in urgency of late, as the pandemic forced a renegotiation of relationships, and values, on a global scale.
Indigenous artist showcases traditional plants in new public garden in Montreal
T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss was invited by arts organization to create a custom installation.
Panelist, Panel 1 – Reciprocity in Knowledge Sharing – The Digital Age, Panel 6 – Indigenous Digital Media Labs – Critical Mass.