Amanda Strong

2014, 09:00 minutes, Colour, English


Indigo is a beautifully rendered animation inspired by Indigenous ideologies and personal experience. It tells the story of a woman who confronts her internal war with the help of Grandmother Spider. Thtough facing the many layers of herself and life, the woman revitalizes her spirit. Indigo examines the implications of the decline of the imagination concurrent with the rise of rationality and the cyclical war these two archetypes engage in.

Indigo originally began as a live action hybrid piece combining animated miniatures and digital compositing. The project transformed into a stop motion piece collaborating with animator Brett Long, and animator Terril Calder who helped construct and consult in the making of the dolls and mentored the overall project.

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Critical Writing

Video Makes Gains in the Art World
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe & Mail, Aug. 20, 1983.