Terrance Houle and Trevor Freeman
Portage 2007 Vancouver
October 24, 2007
This public intervention involves the portage of a 16 ft canoe through the crowded downtown area of Vancouver, from English Bay to Coal Harbour. Dressing up in stereotypically "traditional" Aboriginal and Métis garb Houle and Freeman traverse the urban and populated terrain of Vancouver's metropolitan centre.
Terrance Houle is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary media artist and a member of the Blood Tribe. Involved with Aboriginal communities all his life, he has traveled to reservations throughout Canada and the United States to participating in Powwow dancing and other native ceremonies. Terrance began his art career at the Alberta College of Art & Design in 1995. After a 2-year hiatus, he returned to his studies in 2000. In 2003 he graduated with a BFA in Fibre. He has developed an extensive portfolio that ranges from painting and drawing to video/film, mixed media, performance and installation. His works have been shown in Calgary, Vancouver, also Toronto and internationally in Australia and Warwickshire, England. Currently Terrance works and maintains his art practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Trevor Freeman: Born and raised in Calgary, BFA from University of Lethbridge Class of 2001 specialization in environmental sculpture. Freeman was roped back into the Art Game by emerging artist Terrance Houle after a 5 years hiatus at which time he was a servant of Calgary's Aboriginal Community. Freeman is single and an Aquarius who enjoys long walks on the river edge with his puppy at sunset. We will start the bidding at ...