As Elders are leaving, so is the oral history and it seems like a new visual language might be the answer to share away from stereotype
This led me to to creating galleries of similarities between physical structures in our bodies, related to physical structures in nature (natural environment
Veins of water / Rivers of blood… installation: natural system and our physical bodies works the same…
Battery Park trees, symbolically re-rooted into the subterranean network of subway lines ….
Narrate data using mythological metaphore =
We’ll look at this and then I’ll explain how this will be integrated into the future installation piece.
Science vs Myth?
Science vs Myth?
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Tché Dillahi or Turtle Wisdom “ revisit myths through interactive narrative to metaphorically render Native America’s wisdom” Major Studio Caroline Romedenne Professor Victoria Vesna
Louise WhiteWater - Tohlakai … Born a long time ago, when the mosquitoes' bite.
Only using a newer form of visual language would benefit documenting the beauty and knowledge of America’s fading indigenous culture. Statement
Context turtle & migration Tché Dillahi is about creating an interactive narrative series that uses indigenous people’s migratory patterns as they populated North America . Along with it, the intention is to metaphorically look at the way by which the People understood their environment.
Turtle: a universal myth The turtle is a universal symbol of the earth, life, longevity and wisdom. It is part of many emergence stories as well throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. ‘Turtle Island’ is how the People call this continent. It is where the world as it is today was created.
Throughout the process… I explored the relationship between Native Americans and their environment by emphasizing visual similarities between their patterns of movement and other branching natural structures.
“ Veins of water, rivers of blood” Illusive narrative
Precedents Pedro M. Cruz ‘ Traffic in Lisbon’ Edward Kac ‘ Nomadic ecology’ The Starn brothers ‘ You split it, you see it’
Leading the narrative through human migration Dinéh People Lakota People Narrating data using mythological metaphors
3 layers for the future installation Geodesic Dome / Turtle Shell Migration pattern / Data driven? 7 Turtles = 7 Continents Real turtles swimming or large picture of 7 turtle + moving water
"Wisdom is a pulling together, knowledge a taking apart . Wisdom synthesizes and integrates, knowledge analyses and differentiates. Wisdom sees only with the eyes of the mind; it envisions relationships, wholeness, unity. Knowledge accepts only that which can be verified by the senses; it grasps only the specific.” Gyorgy Doczi