Artist Projects

Surreal Post Indian Blues & The Origin of the Sun and the Moon

James Luna

Surreal Post Indian Blues & The Origin of the Sun and the Moon is a performance work with video and music. A satiric subversion of Native American ritual and stereotype, the piece re-interprets images from mainstream popular culture, juxtaposing them with the reality of reservation life. Surreal Post Indian Blues is the first of Luna’s pieces to involve additional performers, a musical director, and a video artist.

Project Updates

  • 2003: Luna conducts lecture on Surreal Post Indian Blues at Austin Peay University

  • 2005: Surreal Post Indian Blues is performed at the Venice Biennale

  • Artists

    James Luna

    James Luna lived on the La Jolla Indian reservation in Pauma Valley, California. Since 1987, his performances have been presented at the Whitney Bien…


  • Events

    Feb 02 – Feb 27, 2016
    James Luna Presents "Performagraphic" at Blackfish Gallery

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  • Project News

    April 15, 2015
    Project Premiere: Emily Johnson's SHORE in Lenapehoking (New York City)

    April 7, 2015
    Project Premiere: Kerry Tribe Solo Exhibition "The Loste Note" at 356 Mission in Los Angeles

    March 19, 2015
    Project Premiere: Carlos Motta Launches Web-Based Project "Gender Talents"

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