Ablakela : A Performance Work by Dana Claxton

Medecine, Dr. Bea and Alteen, Glenn. Ablakela : A Performance Work by Dana Claxton. Vancouver, BC: Grunt Gallery, 2001.

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Abstract (English)

A CD-ROM/audio CD based on Claxton’s performance project presented in Vancouver in 1999. Video clips and a “photo gallery” record parts of the collaborative work, with Peyote singers Verdell Primeaux and Johnny Mike singing healing prayer songs. Elder and anthropologist Bea Medecine writes on the Lakota view of art and artistic expression in contrast to a Euro-American concept of art. Alteen’s curatorial essay examines three of Claxton’s performance works and her concerns for environmental issues, ritual and spirituality, referring to the history of performance and the traditions of First Nations and other cultures. Claxton comments on the Ablakela work and the meaning of the sacred in a segment from a televised series. 3 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Audio, visual, multimedia
All Contributors: Medecine, Dr. Bea (Author); Alteen, Glenn (Curator); Alteen, Glenn (Author); Claxton, Dana (Artist); Claxton, Dana (Interviewee)
Dossier: 410 - CLAXTON, DANA
Location: Double mis dans la réserve (Boîte 2)
Collation: 1 compact disc + 1 sleeve : 2 ill. (1 col.) ; 13 x 13 cm
ISBN: 1895329434
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Grunt Gallery
Artists: Claxton, Dana; Peyote Singers (Verdell Primeaux, Johnny Mike)
Critics / Curators / Historians: Alteen, Glenn
Event Statement: Performance date: 16 Oct. 1999, Live at the End of the Century performance festival, [Grunt Gallery] (Vancouver).

System requirements : Mac; 24 MB RAM; 8x CD-ROM. PC; 32 MB RAM; 8x CD-ROM.

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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2002
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:18
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/14461
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