Kisik Acimowina (video still), 2013

Original size is 633 × 353 pixels

Jason Baerg

Video, 6m43s, ed./5

Kisik Acimowina is an experimental collaborative multimedia piece created for exhibition purposes by New Media Artists Jason Baerg, Carrie Gates, and Music Composer Michael Red. The work explores a time collapsing journey in our land, from the perspective of a single traveller inside an ever-evolving land and sky scape. Red’s music was inspired by the image of the calling of a rattle and an outdoor fire, while the digital drawings by Baerg are abstractions inspired by Cree cosmologies. Gates then used sound reactive animation and experimental motion graphics techniques to bring the abstractions to life alongside the music. The work first premiered at “The Wrong” New Digital Art Biennale initiated from São Paulo, Brasil and curated within the Anthony Antonellis pavilion, which opened on Nov 1, 2013.