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Cannupa Hanska Luger: Shadow Holding Shape to Experience the Energy of the Sun. Future Ancestral Technologies.

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In Future Ancestral Technologies, an ongoing series based in myth, science fiction, and Indigenous futurism, Luger challenges us to imagine a future where humans restore their bonds with the earth and each other by reclaiming and recontextualizing the technology of his ancestors and placing the past and the future in dialogue.


Future Ancestral Technologies time jump featuring Muscle, Bone & Sinew regalia by Cannupa Hanska Luger, 2020-2021.
Atmospheric audio score by Ashley ‘Saywut?!’ Moyer with narrative AI poem by Cannupa Hanska Luger.
Cinematography by Cannupa Hanska Luger & Lucas Mullikan, Video & Audio Editing/Mastering by Ginger Dunnill, 2021

Artist Bio
Cannupa Hanska Luger Headshot

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a multidisciplinary artist and an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota and European descent). Through monumental installations and social collaboration, Luger activates speculative fiction and communicates stories about 21st Century Indigeneity, combining critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages. He lectures and produces large-scale projects around the globe and his works are in many public collections. Luger is a recipient of a 2021 United States Artists Fellowship Award for Craft and was named a 2021 GRIST Fixer, he is a 2020 Creative Capital Fellow, a 2020 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, and the recipient of the Museum of Arts and Design’s 2018 inaugural Burke Prize, among others.

IG: @cannupahanska. #cannupahanskaluger