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Object-Oriented-Ontology and Indigenous Art Practice

OOOs, a brand of Speculative Realism supposes that objects have agency, an experience, a unique existence. This seems to have been an understanding long held by Indigenous Cultures in Canada and abroad. Though OOOs seem to have taken hold in contemporary Western philosophy and art practice (many examples can be seen in modern art galleries today) these knowledge systems have been around for much much longer in a different content. Who are some historical and contemporary Indigenous artists that practice under this system, what are they making and how can it be compared, or contrasted to Western practice?