Terrance Houle

Your Dreams Are Killing My Culture

2009
Category: 
Houle's multidisciplinary artistic practice is based on ideas around the body and identity. The view of a white male driving unknown streets looking in a mirror implicates the driver in different senses and one can comment on a "John" looking for prostitutes ... The use of a "dream catcher" in the video hanging from a rearview mirror as the occupant is driving is a reference to one of the most appropriated Aboriginal objects in Canadian society ... [the] dream catcher references not only art but also [an object] created by First Nations women for their children as a learning tool and symbolizes the loss of an art form. - Terrance Houle
Title
Your Dreams Are Killing My Culture
Date
2009
Medium
Film
Materials
digital video disk (DVD), 9:42 minutes, and 15 rearview mirrors
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2011
Accession number
43336