FIELD RECORDINGS

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Fainting Spells

Sky Hopinka
2018, 11’, USA, HD, English

A modern mythology, Fainting Spells chronicles the history of the Xąwįska, a pipe plant used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted. Through a layering of text, image, sound and light, the film oscillates between existing lore and youthful imagination.