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Cannupa Hanska Luger

Cannupa Hanska Luger spoke at University of Oregon in the Law Building on November 14th, 2018. While that lecture had not been recorded I've included another lecture and some other media below the notes from his talk. I was completely blown away and so incredibly inspired by Cannupa’s compassion and sensitivity. I felt this so much when he started describing his bead project which led to everyone in the room himself included tearing up. Check out his site here.


“Artists are lucky because we can be honest and it doesnt effect our job”

“The story of rugged individualism is a sad lie”

“Privilege is not a tool, it is a weapon”

“I try to be honest not because it is true but because it is flexible”

“How can my struggle inform your struggle & how can my privilege inform your privilege?”

“Unity in diversity”

“Art is a verb - not a noun. Its in the making” — how can I see the process as art? Specifically in relation to work w/ Lo // documentation of process

“What did white people give up to be white? White people gave up their relationship to place.” 

“Call people in, not out”


Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger holds one of his mirrored shields at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, N.D. (The UnKnown Collective / from Cannupa Hanska Luger)

Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger holds one of his mirrored shields at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, N.D. (The UnKnown Collective / from Cannupa Hanska Luger)

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In recognition of National Native American Heritage Month, artist Cannupa Hanska Luger (U.S., Mandan/Hidata/Arikara/Lakota, b. 1979) visited the FJJMA November 19th to discuss his 2014 film project, "This is a Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American." Luger's visit served to promote thoughtful dialogue about the issues of stereotypes.

Lonesome Willcox

Willcox, Arizona. Population 3,500. "It's not unlike many other towns one might pass by on the freeway while driving around the American West," the filmmaker Zack Wright told The Atlantic. Driving by is exactly what Wright and his co-director, Ryan Maxey, were doing when they happened to tune into KHIL, the town's country-music station.

Katie Gately

LA-based producer and sound designer Katie Gately explores the evolution of her creative process and shows how she incorporates field recordings and voice to create her signature mixture of beats, vocals and electronic textures.

Thomas Nolf: Peculiar Artifacts in Bosnia and Herzegovina - an imaginary exhibition (2017)

Really dig this work, definitely want a copy of this! Check out the entire project as well as their other work here. I especially love the denial letter in the text.

Chelsea Mosher

Recently stumbled upon Chelsea Mosher's work. While I haven't spent nearly enough time with it to have anything eloquent to say about it, I really enjoy it so far. Check out their work here.

From the series "VI" ^

From the series "The Place Disappears the Place Remains the Same" v

Lily Fein

Lily's work has always inspired me. While I wish our collaboration on Stillwater was a bit better on my end especially in regards to presentation, I feel really lucky to have been able to work with her.

Her latest work, in the form of a book is one of her best works yet. It is so nice to see her work in this presentation as her work lends itself quite well to the medium. Do yourself a favor and check out her work.