Participants/ Postcommodity

Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial, and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st century through ever-increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political, and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere. 

Their historic land art installation Repellent Fence is at the U.S./Mexico border near Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Postcommodity is also the recipient of grants from the American Composers Forum (2008), Arizona Commission on the Arts (2009), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), Art Matters (2013), and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2014). The collective has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Contour. Biennial of the Moving Image in Mechelen, Belgium; Nuit Blanche in Toronto; the 18th Biennale of Sydney; Adelaide International; the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.