Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Kade L. Twist – For Instance, Look at the Land Beneath Your Feet

May 25 - July 31, 2013

 

Kade L. Twist For Instance, the Land Beneath Your Feet (still), 2010-2011- courtesy of the artist

Kade L. Twist For Instance, the Land Beneath Your Feet (still), 2010-2011- courtesy of the artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kade Twist’s solo exhibition, For Instance, Look at the Land Beneath Your Feet, examines the language and rhetoric of real estate, commerce, development and commodification of space within the context of the recent financial crisis. The media-based work is comprised of a series of dialogues and monologues delivered by two real estate professionals. The installation explores linguistic synchronicities of volume, tone, lexicon, repetition and narrative, as well as physical synchronicities of gesture, expression, movement, composure and loss of composure. The installation comprises a metanarrative of place, value and identity within the vastly developing desert southwest, and builds from meditation into overlapping, interruptive cacophony, creating a symphony of voice, intonation and individual will.

About the artist:  Kade L. Twist is a multi-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, sound and text. Twist’s work combines re-imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism and American Indian cultural self-determination. Mr. Twist is also a member of Postcommodity, a transdisciplinary artist collective. Twist received his MFA in Intermedia from the Herberger Institute School of Art at Arizona State University. Twist is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

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