C1260 is a single take, black and white video and improvised performance piece featuring RED—a curious Contrary Windigokan character as they dance backwards into the constraints of a colonial institution. An alter-ego whose gifts allow them to teleport, time travel and to regenerate, is an expression of the artists struggle to adhere to colonial expectations held by institutions.
Red Buffalo Nova Weipert (he/him/them) is an Anishinaabe Ojibwe Two-Spirit and transgender interdisciplinary artist, writer, director, and storyteller. Nova is a proud and enrolled member of the Pinaymootang First Nation on Treaty 2 lands and is a recent graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nova’s contrarian methodology and interdisciplinary approach to their artwork weaves together a multiplicity of digital and traditional mediums such as video, photography, sound, illustration, beading, performance, and storytelling. They are a long time collaborator with Access to Media Education Society, and their filmwork has screened at festivals such as imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Vancouver Queer Film Festival—and have performed storytelling events across Canada.
Red Buffalo Nova Weipert’s work oscillates between the traditional, ancestral lands of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations and Treaty 1 lands.