Artist Projects

Techno Powwow


Bently Spang

Techno Powwow is a mixed-media installation combining techno-rave music, interactive animation, video projection, and Native American dance forms. Northern Cheyenne Spang collaborates with filmmaker Gabe Shaw, Navajo installation artist/techno DJ Bert Benally. Together they create an environment in which Native American dancers move to a mixed soundscape of techno and powwow music, and interact rhythmically with computer generated animation on a rear-projection screen. Costumes worn by the performers are designed to be an amalgam of traditional powwow dress and contemporary materials.