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Resolutions 3Global Networks of Video$
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Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Erika Suderburg

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670826

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.001.0001

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Native Makers/New Media

Native Makers/New Media

Chapter:
(p.217) Native Makers/New Media
Source:
Resolutions 3
Author(s):

Kathleen Ash-Milby

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670826.003.0018

This chapter examines Native American video art. Video is a medium that has allowed Native artists to delve deeper into subjects and ideas that have long been expressed in more traditional forms, such as painting, photography, and sculpture. Native artists use video to capture potent expressions of anger and humor and, most of all, to offer a unique interpretation of the complexities of the Native experience as it is both perceived and lived. The chapter considers films such as Metrosexual Indian (2007) by Terrance Houle, which uses humor and plays with common stereotypes to deconstruct and question what it means to be a contemporary Indian. Another is Red Man (2005), by Erica Lord and Noelle Mason, which looks into the internalized anger of Native people through the singing of a racist song about Indians.

Keywords:   Native America video art, Native Americans, Indians, videos

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