Amanda Strong: Indigo
Curated by Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator
November 14, 2015 – January 13, 2016
Indigo is a beautiful animation inspired by Indigenous ideologies and the personal experiences of emerging artist and filmmaker, Amanda Strong. A woman in turmoil looks within herself with the help of Grandmother Spider to examine the many layers of herself and her life, facing her inner conflicts between imagination and rationality. In the end, she finds her spirit revitalized.
Amanda Strong is an emerging filmmaker, photographer, and illustrator based in Toronto. She is extremely active in her Aboriginal community, working with youth via media projects and workshops. Strong was the recipient of the 2009 LIFT and ImagineNATIVE film mentorship.
Amanda Strong, Indigo, 2014, video. Image: courtesy of the artist and Vtape.