Video

Always Becoming

Nora Naranjo - Morse and Davis

2011, 52:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 447.06

Always Becoming looks at the construction of five organic, ephemeral sculptures built on the Smithsonian Mall in the year 2007. The sculptures of Always Becoming are a part of the National Museum Of The American Indian in Washington D.C. and are situated on one of the busiest streets in the city. The film focuses on the building of these unique sculptures meant to melt back into the earth. Artist, Nora Naranjo Morse uses the Always Becoming film to articulate issues of culture, community, family and environment. The act of creating these monumental sculptures inspired by indigenous architecture and thought speaks to the undeniable cultural influences still present in contemporary native life.
Co-Directed by Dan Davis.

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