Elisa Harkins: Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᎦᎫᏗ
Native American visual artist and composer Elisa Harkins conceived Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᎦᎫᏗ as an act of Indigenous Futurism, combining disco and Indigenous language in an effort to preserve and celebrate disappearing languages through active use. Co-presented with the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at College of Charleston, this innovative performance features Harkins singing in a combination of Cherokee, English, and Muscogee (Creek) and moving rhythmically to electronic dance tracks inspired by Indigenous music. Both dreamy and intense, this piece effortlessly fuses primitive and modern, timeless and of this time.
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Elisa Harkins: Teach Me a Song
On view April 5 – July 20 at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art