Anishinaabek, Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Canada
- Waaschign – 2017
- Variable dimensions
Waaschign is an Anishinaabe word used for window. In this image I copy, flip, slide and paste to create a background that in sections mirrors itself, so as to alter perception. Waaschign is a self-portrait in which I am holding a painting by my late mother, Peggy Miller, of Georgian Bay where I am from. The image shows the NYC skyline, including the Freedom Tower, from a Brooklyn rooftop at sunrise. Surrounded here by cell phone/internet transmitters, the human body becomes a beacon transmitting a message of intergenerational negotiation of space in the environment by Indigenous women artists.
– Maria Hupfield
Please note that not all digital billboards will be displaying Resilience consistently. Treaty, territory, and language information has been referenced from Native Land, and may be incomplete.