2014, 02:46 minutes, colour, No dialogue
A collaborative production featuring the hand scraped hide of a barren-ground caribou spinning to the tune of the sparkling winter sky.
Sayisi Dene people use the same word for stars as they do for the sparks seen among caribou. When they move in the night, the friction of their fur creates static, sparks, and stars. HIDE is an impromptu act of art making, the result of chance meetings and big dreaming. The original composition by renowned Quebecois pianist, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, highlights the delicate crackles of deep space and the ruckus cauchophony of intercultural collaboration.
The multi-disciplinary artists involved hail from Quebec, the Yukon and Manitoba. Together they explore constellations, warble flies bites, hide dander, long hair, and the constant jarring shifts required to keep it all spinning. The work was developed at the Banff Centre’s 2014 Aboriginal Visual Arts Residency.
Rental and Sales
Single Screening Rental
Educational Purchase DVD (Bluray +$15)
5 Year Educational Streaming License, Digital File with DVD Circulation Copy
Gallery Exhibition and Installation, complete Media Request form for quote
Institutional Archival Acquisition, complete Media Request form for quote
Curators and programmers, please contact email@example.com to receive a login and password to preview Vtape titles online.
Screening and exhibition rentals and archival acquisitions include public performance rights; educational purchases or licenses include rights for classroom screenings and library circulation. When placing an order the customer agrees to our general online terms and conditions. Payment (or a purchase order number) and a signed licensing agreement must be received before media can be shipped to the client.