Will film-making ever be the same again when the industry regroups when the coronavirus crisis is over? Will the glitz and glamour of Hollywood which, at the current time seems so distant, self-serving and out of place, be acceptable as the world rebuilds itself. Will the film industry decide that the current model is unsustainable and look at doing things differently, as may well be the case in other industries and art fields who have had to adapt to a new, albeit temporary, world? Or will, as happened after the 1930′s Depression, it return because we all want to escape into a better place?
Earlier this year at the Canada Gallery in Pall Mall, Skawennati showed us something of how the world might change with a focus on digitalisation, gaming technology, avatars, space travel and new technologies. She herself has become a Mohawk woman and cyberpunk avatar as she explores a new digital world which also transforms the lives of indigenous native Canadians into the 21st century.
Her fascinating exhibition ‘Avatars, Aliens, Ancestors’ in a gallery which often shows more traditional Canadian art, and in this exhibition stretched visitors into the world of 21st century digital creativity, including a visit by HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge before they left the UK for their new lives in North America.