Petroglyphs in Motion

James A. Luna

2000, 35:00 minutes, colour, English


In this performance I attempted to in singular and successive acts to mirror the 'story telling' elements and experiences when one views petroglyphs.
"I have experienced Indian design all my life in some shape or form and have always been amazed at the simplicity and complexity of those images. Petroglyphs in particular held a fascination for me as I felt in looking at each images there was a story, in the making of the picture and its selected geographic place and its legacy in terms of age. In this art piece I am attempting to explore all those thoughts."

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Critical Writing

Prophesizing on the Virtual Reservation
by Michelle H. Raheja. Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film, 2011. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Petroglyphs in Motion: James Luna
Petroglyphs In Motion, 2005. Toronto: A Space Gallery, 2005.