Creation Story, 2012
Video, 14m 0s, Dimensions Variable
Amelia Winger-Bearskin's new video, "Creation Story" retells the Iroquois creation myth at the same time deconstructing the art of storytelling and the importance of myth in shaping what is to come.
From Winger-Bearskin's curator's statement:
It is my great great grand son who is taught to believe in myth and
science, in heaven and hell. He will explore the stars and look for
the places that the past has spoken about: the dancers who make
constellations, the turtle’s back, the 7 day miracle, he will wonder
about science in hushed places in his mind. In the heavens of our
imagination the children of the future are waiting for the beginning
of the world.