Episode 7: PostcommodityMarch 31, 2017
Weston Teruya welcomes artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers of color to get real about their lives, practices, and careers. Each episode is an in-depth look into how art gets made, but more importantly how these folks are seeing to the system of art’s (UN)making.
In this episode, we talk with Postcommodity (Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist) about creating narratives that foster indigenous self-determination, refiguring ceremony, and preparing for indigenous futures. We also discuss the impact of their 2015 project, Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente, and get insight into their new projects launching at Documenta 14 and this year’s Whitney Biennial. You can follow their work on Twitter and Facebook at @postcommodity and online at www.postcommodity.com.
Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. They challenge global capitalism and continuously evolving forms of colonialism through site-specific, temporary public projects and immersive sound and media installations that assert indigenous self-determination. They have received awards from the American Composers Forum, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.