Gaawiin Gego [Got No Nothing] is based on a rhyme in Ojibwe that my great aunt taught me, the lyrics reference the blues and a Nina Simone song. The audio track is layered over top of found video footage from Lac Des Mille Lacs, which is the lake beside our Reserve, the editing uses compositing and other techniques to muck around with the footage and build a visual narrative that has themes of Ojibwe cosmology, water and land, the afterlife, the underworld/and skyworld, connection/ and disconnection to home/ homelands/ territory, and displacement.


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  • Video Pool Media Arts Centre