MEMORIAL RIDE: CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN SHORTS
THURSDAY, APRIL 23 at 8 PM
Los Angeles based artist Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert and The Institute for American Indian and Indigenous Arts and Media at Los Angeles College present an evening of short videos made by Native American artists.
Ken Marchionno is an LA based artist who’s been working with the Lakotas in Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Reservations for the past 11 years. He started a teen photojournalism project documenting a 300 mile memorial horse ride members of the community make every year. The memorial ride, run by the Lakota Indians, travels nearly three hundred miles. It starts at the sight of Sitting Bull’s death, and ends at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre. This project led to the creation of the Future Generations Teen Photojournalism Project, teaching photography to Reservation teens on the ride. TC is one of the teens who has been participating in the project for several years now. Several films made by the Lakota community as well as other shorts will be screened. TC, Ken, and curator Nathaniel will all be in attendance.