About This Show
Imagine Otherwise is a podcast about the people and projects bridging art, activism, and academia to build better worlds. Episodes offer in-depth interviews with creators who use culture for social justice, and explore the nitty-gritty work of imagining and creating more just worlds.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 43: Marcella Ernest
Episode 43 of the Imagine Otherwise podcast. Host Cathy Hannabach interviews guest Marcella Ernest. Marcella is an Ojibwe interdisciplinary artist and scholar. She creates soundscapes with poetic imagery and abstract narratives. The collision of electronic media, ethnographic archival materials, found footage, unique sound design and film and photography is what Marcella uses as a foundation to create. She uses these renderings to translate critical issues of gender, family, memory, and sexuality that deliberately challenge racist representations of Native American women and engage the public with complex identity and social issues. She attained her BA in Ethnic Studies with a minor in film studies from Mills College and holds a Master’s degree in Indigenous Documentary Research Methodologies and Film Production from the Native Voices Program at the University of Washington. Presently, Marcella is a Doctoral Candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. Her dissertation research is focused on processes of racialization through visual histories of Native American representation, and the understanding of how members of colonized groups use experimental video and digital music as an artistic and intellectual medium of re-mix for cultural and political expressions of resistance to such processes.