Forgive - A Site-Specific Performance and Video Installation is June 16

Forgive -- a Site-Specific Performance and Video Installation

Saturday, June 16 at 9 p.m.
Front steps of the Legislature Building

What is the purpose of art in reconciliation? That's a point of ongoing exploration for Lindsay Delaronde, the City of Victoria Indigenous Artist in Residence, and is the inspiration behind Forgive

Forgive is a site-specific performance and video installation that explores a narrative of Indigenous voices confronting colonial history. The performance explores the concept that forgiveness is a key to opening new doors and encourages us to choose it over resentment. 

Forgive will include a territory acknowledgement before a 20 minute film screening that captures multiple land-based performances. The film is broken into four sections, distinguishable by the use of the four medicine wheel colours.

After the film there will be an opportunity for the audience to actively participate by approaching the stage to light a candle as a personal act of forgiveness. Lindsay asks, "What's left in your heart to forgive?"

This event is free and open to the community. For more information, email

Learn more about the Indigenous Artist in Residence program.

(Photo credit: Naomi Kennedy)