Seven Sisters

Mike MacDonald

1989, 55:00 minutes, English


Seven Sisters is a seven screen, seven tape, video installation. Designed to play on seven television sets all different sizes, the work sculpturally represents the mountains it shows. The work takes us on a helicopter trip from Terrace in Northwestern British Columbia up the Skeena River to the Seven Sisters Mountains. We fly over mile after mile of clear-cut logging and consequent devastation, then through a bit of bush to follow a herd of mountain goats. The work shows us the blossoms of numerous traditional food and medicine plants
that grow in the mountains, then we see the clear-cuts again followed by images of the wildlife of the area stuffed in a museum. 7 channel installation A-G

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