"PBS Art 21: Season One, Spirituality"
Event: Artist Film & Discussion (PBS Art 21: Season One, Spirituality)
When: Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 2-3:15pm
Where: A.D. Gallery, Locklear Hall – UNCP
In conjunction with the 3rd Biennial Contemporary Native American Arts Series, The A.D. Gallery will host a skype discussion with contemporary artist John Feodorov. Artist and audience will discuss the use of irony and satire in Feodorov's portrayal of Native American spirituality. The conversation will take place in the gallery, where we will review Feodorov’s work and show the PBS Art 21: Season One segment on "Spirituality” (15 minutes).
About “PBS Art 21: Season One - Spirituality”
Calling on his Native American heritage and sense of humor, John Feodorov sets tradition against modern-day kitsch to create a "hybrid mythology" in provocative multimedia installations. "I have this background," says Feodorov, "of a traditional Navajo and this sort of outsider Christian background of Jehovah Witnesses, which are completely opposed to each other. And I'm in the middle trying to make sense out of it." Filmed in Seattle, Washington, where the artist works and lives, the segment features "Office Shaman," a new performance/installation which humorously joins contemporary office culture with ritual healing and sacrifice.
Link to view “PBS Art 21: Season One - Spirituality”
About the Artist
Born in Los Angeles of mixed Navajo (Diné) and European American heritage, John Feodorov grew up in the suburbs of Southern California while making annual visits to his family's land on the Navajo Reservation. The time he spent with his grandparents on their homestead near the Anasazi ruins at Chaco Canyon New Mexico continues to inform his work. Feodorov is interested in creating art that both engages and confronts the viewer; often utilizing pop culture detritus, as well as sound and video, to create works that question ideas and assumptions about Spirituality, Identity and Place. His work explores the longing for spiritual (re)connection that can be easily exploited by charlatans, corporations and political forces.
This event is free and open to the public
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