Repellent Fence


Postcommodity is an Indigenous interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Previous collaborators include Raven Chacon and Nathan Young.

Artist Bio

Raven Chacon is a composer and artist born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ.

Artist Bio

Nathan Young is an artist, scholar, and composer from Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Artist Bio

Postcommodity presented The Repellent Fence, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited on the US/Mexican border, near Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Mexico. The Repellent Fence is comprised of 26 tethered “scare eye” balloons, ten feet in diameter, floating fifty feet above the desert landscape creating a temporary two-mile-long sculpture that intersects the US/Mexico border. With The Repellent Fence, Postcommodity built bi-national bridges between American Indian, Mexican and Latin American immigrant communities; demonstrate the interconnectedness of the Hemisphere; and reaffirm the indigeneity of immigrant peoples, as well as the original inhabitants of this region.


Award Year
2012
Status

Completed

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Postcommodity

Albuquerque, NM

Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere. Previous collaborators include Raven Chacon and Nathan Young.

 



Collaborators

Raven Chacon is a composer and artist born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ.

Nathan Young is an artist, scholar, and composer from Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Raven Chacon

Raven Chacon

Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ

Raven Chacon is a composer and artist born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ. He has recorded and performed works for classical and electronic instruments with ensembles nationally and abroad. Chacon received an MFA in music composition from the California Institute of the Arts. He has taught in the music and Native American studies departments at the University of New Mexico and has been a visiting artist in the New Media Art & Performance program at Long Island University. He is composer-in-residence for the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project and is a founding member of the First Nations Composers Initiative.



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Collaborators

Postcommodity is an Indigenous interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Previous collaborators include Raven Chacon and Nathan Young.

Nathan Young is an artist, scholar, and composer from Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

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Nathan Young

Nathan Young is an artist, scholar, and composer from Tahlequah, Oklahoma working in an expanded practice that incorporates sound, video, documentary, animation, installation, socially engaged art, and experimental and improvised music. Young’s work often engages the spiritual and the political, re-imagining indigenous sacred imagery to complicate and subvert notions of the sublime. Young is a founding and former member of the artist collective Postcommodity. Young is an enrolled member of The Delaware Tribe of Indians and is also a direct descendent of the Pawnee Nation and Kiowa Tribe.


Collaborators

Postcommodity is an Indigenous interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Previous collaborators include Raven Chacon and Nathan Young.

Raven Chacon is a composer and artist born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ.