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Heard Museum Presents: ‘Black White Blue Yellow’
February 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
“Black White Blue Yellow” is an immersive four-channel video and sound installation at the Heard Museum by artist Steven Yazzie (Navajo/Laguna/European) exploring four sacred mountains that border the Diné/Navajo people:
BLACK (North): Dib’e Nitsaa/Hesperus Mountain
WHITE (East): Peak/Sisnaajini /Blanca Peak
BLUE (South): Tsoodzil Mount Taylor/south
YELLOW (West): Dookʼoʼoosłíí/San Francisco Peaks
“BWBY” is a journey and departure to sacred land and space, the source of cultural continuities: indigenous knowledge, mystery, discovery, fear, connection, and exploitation by contemporary societies. “BWBY” is a culmination of video and sound documentation that will bring the viewer into the complexities of these geographies in a temporal conceptual experience, designed to touch on the mountain’s symbolic nature residing deep within our human memory.