Mike MacDonald

Seven Sisters

1989
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MacDonald was one of the first Aboriginal practitioners to work with experimental video art and is deemed "The Grandfather of Aboriginal Media Art." He began using the camera during the 1970s and 1980s and spent most of his career discovering new ways to depict the natural environment. "Seven Sisters" was produced from his emerging arts practice when he was invited to the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en land claim debates and given special permission to document the Gitksan culture. Through this experience, he listened to their stories and learnt about the spiritual value of their sacred mountain range, the Seven Sisters.
Title
Seven Sisters
Date
1989
Medium
Film
Materials
7 digital video disks (DVD), 55:00 minutes
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43410