Critical Writing Index

Tannis Nielsen: Not Forgotten

by Rhonda Corvese

University of Toronto MVS Programme 2006 Graduating Exhibition, 2006, pp. 10-13

Tannis Nielsen's Not Forgotten is a four channel video instillation of conversations with her 91 year old grandmother. Nielsen's grandmother, an assimilated Plains Cree Metis aboriginal, only just began to speak openly about her cultural knowledge after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The disease has allowed her to forget how to forget.

ITEM 2006.055 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Not ForgottenTannis Nielsen