A Horse Called Memory
Painterly and reverent documentation of painted horses and voicemail create a personal glimpse into the social life of part of the artist's (Cree) community in Edmonton - as well as her/the 'technically expanded' international community of the aboriginal media art world. This short continues a series of works combining painterly visual elements with dialogues or narratives that may initially appear unrelated - yet ultimately reveal connections that make for an idiosyncratic and particularily subjective form of storytelling. In this case, the connection between the Cree and Horse Nations are lovingly, humorously, and yet ironically entwined through the use of and emphasis on media technologies, while temporality of the technologies themselves become underlined through their juxtaposition with the Plains people's longstanding friend, mode of transportation (and therefore communication), and cultural icon - the horse.
Filmmaker: Jude Norris
Producer's Name: Jude Norris
Year of Production: 2005
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