Spotlight Series

Spotlight: Art Practical

For the next few months, Daily Serving will be shining a light on some arts publications that we regularly read. We’re excited to partner with REORIENT, un ProjectsN-o-nS…e;nSI/c::::a_L, and others to bring you the best writing from a different art site each week. From our sister publication Art Practical, today we bring you Kara Q. Smith’s selection of episode 7 of (UN)making, a podcast hosted by Weston Teruya that launched in January 2017. His conversation with Postcommodity presents an opportunity to hear three artist collaborators discuss some recent projects that are situated in socially engaged and research-based approaches. The podcast was originally published on March 31, 2017.07-postcommodity-theearsbetweenworldsarealwaysspeaking01

In this episode, we talk with Postcommodity (Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist) about creating narratives that foster indigenous self-determination, refiguring ceremony, and preparing for indigenous futures. We also discuss the impact of their 2015 project, Repellent Fence / Valla Repelente, and get insight into their new projects launching at Documenta 14 and this year’s Whitney Biennial.

Postcommodity challenges global capitalism and continuously evolving forms of colonialism through site-specific, temporary public projects and immersive sound and media installations that assert indigenous self-determination. They have received awards from the American Composers Forum, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Art Matters, Creative Capital, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

Listen to the podcast here.