Black White Blue Yellow (“BWBY”)

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Feb 3 2017 - Oct 15 2017

Heard Museum

Phoenix, AZ

Black White Blue Yellow is an immersive four-channel video and sound installation 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.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.

  • Multi-media / Digital / Video
  • Indigenous
  • Contemporary
  • Sacred
  • Americas
  • Steven Yazzie

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