Sense of Home

In 2012, I worked with multi-media artist Leena Minifie to produce this 8 channel video touchscreen installation.

Built with html5 and javascript, 8 videos “slices” are displayed in a circle surrounded by a north-west coast native formline design by Tsimshian artist Morgan Green.

Video artists were asked to create a short video that represented home to them, with a soundtrack of minimal electronic music done in the key of C, C being the key that the cicada’s of the SouthWest sung in.

Viewers could then trigger the videos via a touchscreen, creating a new mix of music depending upon which videos were playing

Originally exhibited in April, 2012 at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It has since been exhibited at the Communikey Festival in Boulder Colorado and at the ImagineNative Film Festival 2012 in Toronto, where it won the award for Best New Media piece.

View it here  | Read the artists’ statement

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012/10/21 Sense of Home, ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Ontario
    Received Best New Media Award for interactive media
  • 2012/04 Sense of Home, Communikey Electronic and Digital Arts Festival 2012, ATLAS (Alliance for Technology, Learning, and Society) Institute, Boulder, Colorado
  • 2012/04-05 Sense of Home, IAIA 2012 BFA Student Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 2011/05 Sense of Home, Currents New Media Festival, Santa Fe, New Mexico

CREDITS

Created in collaboration with people from different perspectives and different places.

Concept by Leena Minifie
Video:
Quentin Rogers
Matthew Bettlej
Thomas Jirku
Brooke Swaney
Leena Minifie

Audio:
Quentin Rogers
Thomas Jirku
Matthew Bettlej
D’arcy O’Connor

Programming:
Quentin Rogers

Formline:
Morgan Green