"From my house I take the Proxad, Nantes and Brittany, to Paris where I get on the Teleglobe which takes me to Montreal via New York, and then finally take the Mohawk which drops me off at the 7 Sultans Casino" (extract from the commentary based on an internet connection route plotted by Traceroute*)
The Mohawk, the emblematic Frontier River named during the period of American colonization. The Frontier River is where a cable of data transmission sits, and the 7 Sultans Casino exists as a virtual destination, one of the three hundred online casinos hosted by the servers located in Kahnawake, a small native American Indian reserve to the South of Montreal. The film explores online gaming and takes into consideration new challenges to the law and it relationship to the internet. La Nouvelle Kahnawaké, is part fiction, song and documentary, and attempts to explore both our relationship to the figure of the 'Indian' and the confusion of our perception of space that new information technology has created.
* Traceroute is a computer network tool used to show the route taken by packets across an IP network
Olive Martin & Patrick Bernier (Born in 1972, 1971) currently live and work in Nantes. They were in residency at Kadist-San Francisco in 2010.
The film is screened every hour during the weekends of March
(March 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20)
Film HD, 42', 2010