The translator was supposed to come meet us at 1pm but never showed up.
At 1:30pm he called and said he had an appointment and can’t come. But he said he would send over a replacement. ‘Replacement’ shows up at 2pm.
By the time we get to Kenojuak’s house, she’s already been waiting for almost an hour and is tiring quickly.
Still, she’s a gracious interview and a very powerful presence. Before leaving, I ask her if we can film her working on the drawing for just for a couple of minutes. She says she doesn’t have the drawing anymore. Her granddaughter already took it down to the studio to sell it.
Kenojuak say’s she’s too tired to start up another one, even if only for a couple of minutes.
We pack up our equipment and leave.