Dana Claxton - The Sioux Project | Tatanka Oyate
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The Sioux Project - Tatanka Oyate fills a major gap in our understanding of contemporary Sioux aesthetics in North America with a specific focus on the knowledge and practices of Lakota, Nakota, Dakota (Sioux) communities in Saskatchewan, Canada. This publication reflects over three years of on-the-ground research involving a team led by Lakota video/performance artist Dana Claxton, art historian Lynne Bell, artist Gwenda Yuzicappi, and filmaker Cowboy Smithx. The video footage gathered over the course of multiple visits to Sioux communities across Saskatchewan formed the basis of Claxton's four-channel video installation.
|192 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English