Episode 20. This Is A Stereotype

Art Beat Conversations 20th Episode!!!!

Thank you to all the participating artists and listeners for your continued support for this project! 

The format get's shifted a bit for this celebratory episode marking Art Beat Conversations 20th Episode! Listen in on a conversation from the creators of This Is A Stereotype, an artistic narrative film project about possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity. And as a special bonus for this episode, After the conversation, the podcast will feature the audio from the film. 

One of a kind prints were made by BAD ART printing in South Dakota for This Is A Stereotype project. 

One of a kind prints were made by BAD ART printing in South Dakota for This Is A Stereotype project. 

More about the project This Is A Stereotype:

This Is A Stereotype is a film motivated from an exhibition by artistCannupa Hanska Luger and further inspired by the filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin and creative collaborator Ginger Dunnill.

Luger's body of work, Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in 2013. This exhibition used sculpture and sound to address several preconceived notions of Native Americans supported by popular culture. At the end of his exhibition, Luger 'let go' of the ceramic boom-box vessels which embodied various Native American stereotypes, destroying them as a form of performance activism.

Luger felt it would be interesting to allow further dialogue through the medium of film, and began to work with McLaughlin and Dunnill on forming an additional body of work that would socially engage the public in an artistic narrative about possible causes and effects surrounding Indigenous identity. After receiving full funding for the project through Kickstarter, This Is A Stereotype has graduated into it's own unique body of work created collectively by Luger, McLaughlin and Dunnill.

The project is compiled of historical footage sourced from the Archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts "Native American Video Tape Archive, 1976" juxtaposed with imagery and interviews from contemporary artists, scholars and activists from across the United States. This Is A Stereotype invites the viewer to become an active participant in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation.

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The idea behind the film is to invite the audience to ask their own questions, not to simply understand the information they view about Native identity and stereotypes in this film, but to utilize that information and become active participants in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation. We hope to inspire people to seek out their own answers.

Watch the film HERE:

Learn more about the project at: www.thisisastereotype.com

Join the conversation on the This Is A Stereotype FACEBOOK PAGE

a Special thanks to BAD ART printing who created the limited edition print work for This Is A Stereotype!