Resilience

Maria Hupfield

Anishinaabek, Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Canada

  • Waaschign – 2017
  • Photograph
  • Variable dimensions
Waaschign

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

billboard locations

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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.