Fainting Spells

Sky Hopinka

2018 | 00:10:45 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Indigenous, Myth, Ritual

Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska — or the Indian Pipe Plant — used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

This title is available for screening an exhibition requests. Fainting Spells (3-channel version) is available for educational requests. It has the same main body of images as the single channel version, with the loops and the space in between the segments of content offering durational breaks that provide an alternative cyclical way of engaging with story and myth. 

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Toronto, ON

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Fainting Spells (3-channel version)