This series was born from the experience of having a complex relationship with my six sisters (3 half and 3 step). I was drawn to the Three Sister Mountains of the Cascade Range while doing research as a Artist-in-Residence at Caldera Arts Center in Sisters, OR; that lead to a discovery of Three Sister stories spanning across multiple countries and centuries. I decided to focus on stories that related I could relate to my own experiences and background.
I wrote a myth based on the geographical facts about the Three Sister Mountains of the Oregon Cascade Range. This project focuses on the condition of the oral tradition that is disappearing in many regions throughout the United States. The passing down of stories is one way for the past to stay alive in the minds and memory of the present generation. This myth was created and conjured through my video artwork not to fabricate a new one but to encourage the exploration of lost stories. The piece also references the delicate relationship of sisterhood through mythological characterization.
Artist/ Director of Photography (DP)/ Sister Mt. 03: Lani Asuncion [ laniasuncion.com ]
[ Mt. Bachelor ]: Shelby Davis [ shelby-davis.com/ ]
[ Sister Mt. 01 ]: Beth Loffreda [ uwyo.edu/creativewriting/directory/loffreda.html ]
[ Sister Mt. 02 ]: Jessica Kreutter [ jessicakreutter.com/jessica_kreutter/Home.html ]
[ 3 Fingered Jack ]: Tony Salomone
[ Sister w/ Mt. Bachelor]: Crystal Schenk
Assistant: Crystal Schenk [ crystalschenk.com/ ]
Music by: John Berendzen [ endzen.com/ ]; Audio design: Lani Asuncion
Myth Editor: Jimmy Newborg [ one-story.com/blog/?m=201109 ]
Locations: CALDERA ARTS CENTER | Blue Lake |Sisters, OR |
3 SISTERS: LOST MYTH