Unwalking the West

Signal Fire and One Flaming Arrow co-present an evening of UNWALKING THE WEST FILM SCREENING. Signal Fire follows up their 2016 trips “unwalking” the paths of colonial expansion in the American West with a night of films featuring Through the Repellent Fence by Sam Wainwright Douglas, and short films by Nanda D'Agostino, Sky Hopinka, Ryan Jeffery, and Vanessa Renwick. This is a critical line-up of films featuring the new film "Dislocation Blues" by Sky Hopinka that reflects on visits to Standing Rock, as well as the new documentary about an important temporary land art installation by collective Postcommodity.

Through the Repellent Fence follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent Fence , a two-mile long outdoor artwork that straddles the U.S.-Mexico border. Postcommodity consists of three Native American artists who “put land art in a tribal context.” Aided by the communities on both sides of the border in 2015 the artists installed a series of 28 huge inflatable spheres emblazoned with an insignia known as the “open eye” that has existed in Indigenous cultures from South America to Canada for thousands of years.

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