Month-long solo art exhibit featuring wheatpaste, faux stained glass, print, zine, and micro-cinema. Title: Avenging the Animas: An Eco-apocalyptic AgitationMonth-long installation. Artist: Klee Benally Materials: Multimedia installation: Video, audio, found objects, spray paint, acrylic, paper. Description: The Environmental Protection Agency’s violation of the Animas River by it’s release of more than 3 million gallons of toxic waste from the Gold King Mine on August 5, 2015 severely impacted Indigenous communities.
Participating artist/mentor Mentee: Shaandiin YazzieFor this collaborative exhibit we created a short video, large scale wheatpaste, tshirt, logo, stickers, and a doll as part of a campaign to end exploitation of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures. Confluence: Inter-generational Collaborations is the Heard Museum’s latest exhibit featuring a collaboration between generations of Native artists. In 2016 the Heard Museum partnered seven established Indigenous artists with young, emerging artists to work together on a project
Title: Poise/endRunning Time: 9minDirector: Klee BenallyThis immersive cinematic 360 video allows the viewer to experience lands contaminated by abandoned uranium mines, follow personal stories of Indigenous Peoples impacted by nuclear colonialism, and ultimately witness how deadly the nuclear fuel cycle is. This piece was created for the Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land exhibit