This week’s Canada 150 post explores a video collage by Indigenous filmmaker James Dixon. Eight Years in Winnipeg explores the overwhelming feelings of existing in our colonial urban landscape. Our cement cities are European by design and have imposed themselves onto this land in an unnatural, overwhelming way.
James Dixon is an Indigenous filmmaker and artist based in Winnipeg. With a BA in Film and Native Studies from the University of Manitoba, James’ style combines abstract collaging and documentary aesthetics, to create work that revolves around his personal process of decolonization. Born in Saskatoon and raised in rural Manitoba, his work is regional, autobiographical and experimental.