Light Work’s Urban Video Project presents CULTURE CAPTURE: TERMINAL ADDITION by the New Red Order (NRO), an Indigenous artist collective. The NRO’s core contributors are Adam Khalil (Ojibway), Zack Khalil (Ojibway), and Jackson Polys (Tlingit), and they use video and performance to collectively challenge European settler and colonialist tendencies—such as “playing Indian”—with what they call “sites of savage pronouncement,” the purpose of which is to shift potential obstructions to Indigenous growth and agency. Light Work commissioned CULTURE CAPTURE: TERMINAL ADDITION for UVP and the New Red Order created this work during their month-long visit to Syracuse in December 2018.
The exhibition will be on view from April 11- May 25, 2019, at UVP’s outdoor projection site on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art at 401 Harrison Street, Thursday through Saturday, from dusk until 11pm.
In conjunction with the NRO exhibition, an indoor screening, lecture and moderated Q&A with Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys will take place Thursday, April 18 at 6:30pm in the Everson Museum of Art’s Hosmer Auditorium.
Half tongue-in-cheek absurdism and half deadly earnest, CULTURE CAPTURE: TERMINAL ADDITION continues the New Red Order’s on-going project of “culture capture,” recruiting viewers to participate in a program of practical strategies to counter the “salvage mindset,” which sets aside Indigenous culture and sovereignty by consigning it to the past, thereby removing it from the present.
The Hosmer auditorium is wheelchair accessible, and the event will offer CART services for hard of hearing audience members. The screening and Q&A are FREE & OPEN to the public. We will serve light refreshments after the program.