Doug (Jr.) Smarch

Lucinations

2004
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"I learn from my traditions and I bring them into my modern expression." This animation is based on a well-known legend from the artist’s community of Teslin. After going out and finding a lost community member, a medicine man is on his return and sees a large cloud over his village. From the cloud he predicts that great changes are coming. The feather screen represents the cloud in this story. As Smarch explains: “The piece is like nature, playing charades with the medicine man, showing him the drastic changes to come, but using local imagery from the era of when the vision was to have occurred. It is a beautiful dream but it is equally puzzling and disturbing.”
Title
Lucinations
Date
2004
Medium
Time-Based Media
Materials
digitial video disk (DVD), 9:15 minutes, screen: white turkey feathers and thread
Dimensions
installation dimensions variable
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2010
Accession number
43039