Collaborations with Kali Spizter


Body as site

carrying blood memory forward.

Interrupted by colonial acts.

Relationships revive

Weaving together the strength of ancestors.

Through generative collaboration, Kali Spitzer (Jewish and Kaska Dena) and Bubzee (European settler) hold space for one another braiding their ancestral connections to heal colonial wounds. Created on the unceded lands of Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh, Sinixt and Mi’kmaq Nation, Braiding Wounds is a series of Tintype images with digital drawings that speak to the restorative labor of caring, deep listening, witnessing, and remembering.

Over the past 15 years, Kali and Bubzee’s kinship grew over their love for art and its capacity to create space for resurgences. Created in the last couple of years, this is a first of a series of collaborations that reveal points of connectivity between them, the continuums of their ancestral strength, and the land towards a deep love and kinship that holds space for one another. Where sites of colonial trauma shift into restorative acts of caring, witnessing and decolonial love.

🌹words shared with love by Niki @wabiska_maiingan 🌹

2020, Scan of 8×10 Tintype, Collaborative Self Portrait, Digital Drawing, Digital Images of Pressed Flowers

© Kali Spitzer & Bubzee