Fainting Spells

Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation)
United States | 2018 | 11 min | English | Experimental

 Fri Oct 19 1:00 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 4
Part of

Visually manipulated footage of natural landscapes are layered with haunting on-screen text in this reimagining of the origins of X?w?ska, a plant used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.

Sky Hopinka’s video work centres around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and designs of language as containers of culture. His work has played at various festivals including Images, Wavelengths, Ann Arbor Film Festival and Sundance. His work was a part of 2017 Whitney Biennial.