Sep 14, 2016
Scott Benesiinaabandan’s short video “Land Memories: Starlight Tours” will screen at the WNDX Festival of Moving Image, held in Winnipeg Sept. 28-Oct 2.
This film is an exploration into the sites of loss where Indigenous men were dropped off and left to the elements during the winter months by police officers to the outskirts of Saskatoon on a notorious “Moonlight Drive” or “Starlight Tour”.
Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinabe intermedia artist that works primarily in photography, video, audio and printmaking. Scott has completed international residencies at Parramatta Artist Studios in Australia (2012/2014), Context Gallery in Derry, North of Ireland (2010) and University Lethbridge/Royal Institute of Technology iAIR residency 2013, along with international collaborative projects in both the U.K and Ireland. He is currently based in Montreal, where he completed a yearlong Canada Council New Media Production grant through OBx Labs/Ab-TeC and Concordia. Several of Scott’s works were featured at the 2014 WNDX Festival.
WNDX screens innovative and ground-breaking work by film and and video artists from around the world, with a special focus on the work of Manitoba and prairie artists, as well as artists throughout Canada. They celebrate the impetus to create the moving image as a means of artistic expression and bring to the forefront works that may be overlooked by the mainstream.