I Was Lost
(And You Were Dreaming)
Sarah Houle (Writer/Producer) | Music Video
Cree | Canada | 2019 | 4 min
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 6:00pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
Lovers in a dystopian time of revolution navigate between the human plane and that of the Mannegishi or fairy folk.
I Was Lost and You Were Dreaming, is a duet sung from the perspectives of Sheer Blouse and Buffalo Knocks. Layers of guitar, synth and beats with vocals echo the lament of the distance between the two characters as they struggle to find each other in one realm or another. Cree samples for the word window represent the portals that they seek.
Sarah Houle is a Métis multidisciplinary artist based in Calgary. She is from the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement in northern Alberta. Her work is autobiographical with an interest in technology, fantasy and craft. Cultural identity in the age of digital technology is important in her work, as elements of physical and digital space come together to conjure nostalgic imagery. Modern day fantastical legends express the artists social commentary on identity from the perspective of Métis culture and heritage. She has worked on art production for video and is an experienced performer and director of video and short film. She also manages, promotes and does social media for her band, Ghostkeeper.