Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

October 14-February 15, 2015The Helen Hardin Media Gallery and 2nd Floor Project Space

classX2014 SWAIA’s Indian Market Moving Image Classification X winners

November 15 – February 12, 2015
Helen Hardin Media Gallery

This film program features SWAIA’s Indian Market Moving Image Classification X winners. This category is one of the most recent classifications to be added to the juried market. These awards recognize an artist’s dedication and skill in working with new media and innovative art forms while retaining a commitment to traditional creation and technique.

Escape to the Moon, 2014 (12:28)
Director: Felicia Nez (Navajo)
A lonely robot hopes to find his true love by escaping to the moon.

Forty Winters, 2014 (36:25)
Directors: Tvli Jacobs (Choctaw) and
Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan (Choctaw)
What happens to an activist when the revolution ends? Forty Winters confronts idealism and the aftermath of the American Indian activist movement and how it is defined today.

Pre-Occupied, 2013 (6:38)
Directors: Heid E. Erdrich (Ojibwe) and
R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. (Three Affiliated Tribes)
A presentation of filming words, the combination of film and poetry. Featuring a collaborative collage that reveals the distracted human mind at a particular point in history.

Love of my Life, 2014 (3:00)
Director: Steven Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw)
The latest love song by Seminole R&B/Pop artist Spencer Battiest.
Mohawk Midnight Runners, 2013 (16:12)
Director: Zoe Leigh Hopkins (Heiltsuk/Mohawk)
For Mature Audiences
When a Mohawk man, tragically loses his best friend he finds his way through his sorrow by remembering his departed friend’s favorite activity: streaking.
Kahayatle: A Journey of Everglades Restoration, 2014 (15:33)
Director: Darian Faroy and Written & Produced: Renée Manyari (Miccosukee)
Artist and Grandmother take inspiration from the Miccosukee way of life in the Everglades.
YOUTH 14 – 17
#nightslikethese, 2014 (10:00)
Co-Directors: Hannah Macpherson, Amber Midthunder (Assiniboine-Sioux) and
Shay Eyre (Lakota/Cheyenne/Arapaho)
When a night’s escape takes a disturbing turn for two teen girls, we learn just how disconnected and desensitized social media has made them.

Malady’s Muddy Waters, 2014 (6:03)
Director: Forrest Goodluck (Diné, Mandan-Hidatsa, Tsimshian)
A teen finds out he is HIV positive and deals with the fall out.



Mohawk Midnight Runners

Mohawk Midnight Runners





Andrea Geyer

Spiral Lands/Chapter 2, 2008

a slide and sound installation in collaboration with SITE Santa Fe, as part of  SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas

Unsettled Landscapes

Ongoing through December 31, 2014

IAIA MoCNA Second Floor Project Space

Andrea Geyer digs into the complexities of narrative and imagery to consider how they become solidified into history and art. Her series Spiral Lands concerns history’s tendency to repeat itself. Created at a time when American exceptionalism was coloring the invasion of Iraq, for Geyer, the rhetoric justifying the invasion was reminiscent of that of manifest destiny. A work in three parts, Spiral Lands / Chapter 2, replicates an educational setting: slides of Chaco Canyon and Bandelier National Monument click by as a lecture is continuously broadcast  over speakers. The lecture displaces single authorship with a multitude of voices-Native and non-Native alike.