Each Branch Determined
Hosted by: AbTeC/Milieux/Concordia University
POSTCOMMODITY is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Their art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere. Postcommodity’s most recent project is Repellent Fence, a two-mile-long land installation at the US./Mexican border near Douglas, AZ.
The group collaborated with the Indigenous Futures Research Cluster as part of the 2167 Project: an innovative virtual reality and immersive media series. Six Indigenous filmmakers and artists were commissioned to create six VR projects in 2017, with each artist asked to set their work 150 years in the future.