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Nathan Adler - Gawiin Gego
Gaawiin Gego [Got No Nothing] is based on a little rhyme in Ojibwe that my great aunt taught me, the lyrics reference the blues and a Nina Simone song. In this video I’ve layered the audio track over top of found video footage from Lac Des Mille Lacs, which is the lake beside our Reserve, using compositing and other techniques to muck with the footage and create a visual narrative with themes of connection/disconnection to land, water, underworld/skyworld, and displacement.
Francisca Duran - It Matters What
Absences and translations motivate this experimental animation in an exploration of the methods and materials of reproduction and inscription. The inquiry is set within a framework of practical and critical human relationships with other-than-human-species elucidated by the theorist Donna Haraway.
Alison Postma - A Perfectly Healed Wound
A Perfectly Healed Wound documents a quiet performance of the artist attempting to piece back together a broken IKEA vase. The action is futile yet meditative, becoming an all-absorbing task.
Dawn George - Anthology for Fruits and Vegetables
The secret language of fruits and vegetables are mesmerizingly revealed through eco-developing and eco-reversal, hand-processed techniques.
Miya Turnbull - In Between
I am using masks as a way to explore identity, in particular my own personal heritage as half-Japanese and being “in-between.”
Sarah Edmondson - The Clinching Gift
The Clinching Gift is a critique of Nixon’s goodwill gifts. On two occasions Nixon gifted rock from the moon to an Irish President who accepted on our behalf.
Kofi Oduro/Illest Preacha - Coded Universe
This explores the concept of, “What makes a universe, a universe?” One where the natural elements that are commonly seen by our senses is infused through the lens of digital realm. Translating these feelings through lines of code has been increasing in the 21st century as a medium that is used in creative endeavours
Chantel Mierau - Obraumche
Obraumche is a Plautdietsch word that refers to the centre, most delicious part of watermelon. In this work, the artist forms a drain clog, and then works to find its “Obraumche.”
Chris Myhr - Fathoms: The Weight of Smoke
Fathoms: The Weight of Smoke is an impressionistic, experimental film featuring layered imagery of the camera moving through clouds of underwater sediment hovering above the seafloor off the coast of Nova Scotia.

2020 is the 14th edition of Photophobia, a festival of short-format contemporary media, film, video and moving image hosted in partnership between the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. Established in 1999, Photophobia is Hamilton’s first film and video festival dedicated to the development of experimental time-based media. Not confined by restrictions or themes, Photophobia is a free, juried festival that invites the community to experience a showcase of contemporary work that tests the boundaries of each medium.

Gaawiin Gego [Got No Nothing] is based on a little rhyme in Ojibwe that my great aunt taught me, the lyrics reference the blues and a Nina Simone song. In this video I’ve layered the audio track over top of found video footage from Lac Des Mille Lacs, which is the lake beside our Reserve, using compositing and other techniques to muck with the footage and create a visual narrative with themes of connection/disconnection to land, water, underworld/skyworld, and displacement.


Nathan Adler is the author of Wrist (Kegedonce Press), and editor of Bawaajigan ~ Stories of Power (Exile Editions), he has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, is a first-place winner of the Aboriginal Writing Challenge, and a recipient of a Hnatyshyn Reveal award for Literature. He is Jewish and Anishinaabe, and a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    3:34
  • Language
    Ojibwe
  • Country
    Canada
  • Filmmaker
    Nathan Adler