IAIA MoCNA Social Engagement Art Residency: Laura Ortman and Eliza Naranjo Morse

IAIA MoCNA Social Engagement Art Residency: Laura Ortman and Eliza Naranjo Morse


You’re listening to “Through Our Eyes” on KSFR—
101.1 FM, Santa Fe Public Radio! I’ve been looking forward to this show for quite some time— So basically what we’re doing is we’re
hosting and facilitating a residency program that offers at least four Native artists a year
the opportunity to access our collection and create a socially engaged art piece with the support of the museum,
the Institute of American Indian Arts, My name is Laura Ortman, I’m White Mountain Apache, and I’m a hair stylist, musician, and artist. With my music I delve into all kinds of different projects, from art installations to collaborations with other artists. My name is Eliza Naranjo Morse. My dad is from Connecticut and has lived in New Mexico I’m an art teacher with two children.
I’m a house-builder. I’m a farmer. So, it’s a really wonderful program looking at
a very new conceptual way of looking at art Social engagement to me has been a great opportunity to work with area local musicians and artists to help collaborate with me
to get to know a place from the outside. Particularly, Native people have a very
close history with social engagement. And I believe that Native people—
pre-Contact, post-Contact— Well, I’ve asked a good handful of local artists
and musicians here in Santa Fe So I’m going to find where they want to record at— and just grab some field recordings,
at least maybe to start with, to start a foundation, and then they can incorporate their voice,
their story, their instruments. And ultimately I’m going to combine
everyone’s pieces together— from my experience and time here. I’m proud of this idea that the work
isn’t necessarily a tangible product. As an example, I woke up early and
picked up my cousin Makayla, who’s 11 years old, and brought her back to my house
where we plastered an adobe wall. Makayla will be a 35-year-old woman someday
and she will know how to plaster a wall is an important act of forward-thinking, We welcome Eliza Naranjo Morse, who just finished her IAIA/Museum of Contemporary Native Arts We welcome Eliza Naranjo Morse, who just finished here IAIA/Museum of
Contemporary Native Arts Social Engagement Art Residency. This is Juda lePage. He is a farmer. He’s a builder. I wanted to support through my project We call it a trike—it’s technically a tricycle. were looking at their entire lives as art work.

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