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Madweyaashkaa: Waves Can Be Heard rescheduled
February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until February 20, 2021
This year’s Illuminate the Lock project features Madweyaashkaa: Waves Can Be Heard by Moira Villiard. The showing celebrates the resilience of Indigenous women in an animated video collage projected onto the 400 x 50-ft. wall of the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and synced with a soundscape of music composed by Lyz Jaakola (Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe) and a recorded narrative by Dakota/Ojibway First Nation elder Millie Richard. Viewers will also find three silent video projections with flickers of imagery from the main video distributed around the lock.
With images of the Grandmother moon (Nokomis), fire, earth, water, and the jingle dress dance entwined in swirling colors, the piece will explore themes of homecoming and finding connection within ourselves to culture, to ancestors, and to nature, no matter how far away we may sometimes feel. From an Anishinaabe perspective, it is as a reminder that Nokomis is always around, an elder always ready for us to reach out and willing to hear what’s in our hearts.
Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 18-20, 6-8:30 pm, free, but register at http://northern.lights.mn/projects/madweyaashkaa-waves-can-be-heard.
Owamni-yomni / Gakaabika / St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam