Archer Pechawis - Horse
"Horse" is an historical re-imagining of the West told with voice,
drum, video and cello (Cris Derksen). Originally written and
performed for the 2001 Longest Night Festival in Whitehorse, Horse
has transformed into a New Media performance with the development of
a "digital drum", a hand drum with a "forward-engineered" laptop
inside, which played video.
About Archer Pechawis
Archer Pechawis is a media-integrated performing artist, New Media
artist, writer, curator and teacher. He has been creating solo
performance works since 1984. His practice investigates the
intersection of Plains Cree culture and digital technology. Archer
also works as a "First Nations Stand-Up Essayist", webmonkey and MC.
So what is a "media-integrated performing artist"? Good
question! In short, it means I use audio, video and computer
technologies in my performance work, which itself spans a wide range
of topics, although they usually relate to Native issues.
Sometimes I just do performances for fun. Not often though.