Winter Count (Luger, McLaughlin, Dunnill6


An audience-generated sound performance

Winter Count

(Cannupa Hanska Luger, Dylan McLaughlin, Ginger Dunnill)
Most members live in Albuquerque

This piece is part of We Are All Space in Time, a collection of four site-responsive interactions, installations, and experiments that acknowledge the complexities of coexistence, curated by Erin Elder.

The artists: Winter Count is a union of artists cultivating awareness, respect, honor and protection for land and water, for all the living things that have lived here, and for all the living things to come. Their work engages with land and water, which is under current threat by extractive industry. Their work has been shown at Artists Space in NYC, Center for Visual Arts in Denver, Washington Project for the Arts in Washington DC, The Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, and the LA’s Autry Museum, among other online platforms, museum and gallery exhibitions, screenings and public performances.

About the art: Coherence/Interference is an audience-generated sound performance based on video projection of the nearby Chevron Questa Mine Superfund site. As part of a larger body of work called CauseLines, the piece investigates sites affected by extraction with aims to assert a space for Indigeneity in the healing of sacred land. Based on the ancestral musical scoring practice of Northern Plains people, the sonic dimension of the piece is defined by the study of horizon lines. This experience of singing the land’s song-lines binds geography to culture and stimulates a sense of interconnection. Winter Count recreates this practice of “resonating the landscape” through video projection, live sound and regalia.

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