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PHOTO

To see more photos and read about some of my recent travels in Asia, check out my Travel Blog.

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INSTALLATION

 

Return from Trance’s Trance-Formerator (2019)

“Stick your melon in the trance-formerator to stimulate an awakening from life’s hypnotic stupor!”

A combination of fiber optic lights, mirrors and video-projected content built to captivate, inspire, and uplift an individual participant in a uniquely personal experience.

Amidst a festival’s communal merriment, the trance-formerator offers a small moment of mysticism and reflection for the individual.

 
 
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TEACHING

Documentary Workshop Instructor + Consultant

Since time immemorial, Indigenous communities have served as spaces for social studies learning that is integrative, interactive, dynamic, and grounded in traditional knowledges and ways of knowing.  However, early in the history of settler-colonialism in the Americas, formal schooling endeavored to disrupt community-centered learning and force assimilation of Indigenous peoples into Euro-American society.  These assimilative approaches to schooling directly affected—and continue to affect—the social, physical, and cultural health of Indigenous communities while promoting false social studies discourses.  To reinvigorate traditional knowledges and ways of knowing within today’s global, technology-driven society, Indigenous leaders, social studies scholars, and multicultural educators encourage critical pedagogy that engages learners in the use, production, and dissemination of digital media.   

The Digital Storywork Partnership (DSP) engages Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, elders, college students, faculty, community members, and professional filmmakers in collaborative research and multimedia storytelling.  In particular it is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project engaging Piikani (Blackfeet) & Apsalooke (Crow) community members, Blackfeet Community College (BCC) students and faculty, and Montana State University (MSU) students and faculty.*

I play a small part in this project as a Video Production Workshop Instructor, developing and teaching basic video production to college and high school students in the Piikani (Blackfeet) & Apsalooke (Crow) community. 

Based on the work I was involved with in Montana, in 2018 I adapted the curriculum to conduct a short documentary production workshop with Tibetan refugees working in the non-profit sector in the site of the Tibetan Government in Exile in Dharamshala, India.

*project description by Christine Rogers Stanton, Ph.D.

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CLIENT WORk

These are some of the brands and organizations I have worked with in the past. I am available for video marketing, brand storytelling work and beyond. I am also interested in supporting meaningful causes and collaborating on community art projects, film and installation projects, and experimenting with new technologies. I am always eager to learn and work with new people.

Featured Clients

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