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In Residence: Cannupa Hanska Luger

September 2021
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In September, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Ginger Dunhill, their two children 'Io Kahoku and Tsesa, and the EMPAC team filmed in various public locations around Troy, NY, for a newly-commissioned moving image work.

This footage will subsequently be combined with footage recently shot in collaboration with Gabe Fermin in the White Sands desert to make a new video work. Here are a few behind-the-scenes images of the shoot.

Part of Cannupa Hanska Luger’s ongoing series Future Ancestral Technologies, this project incorporates artist-made regalia, props, videos, and performance, and explores alternative possible futures for sites of post-industrial extraction, reimaging them anew through speculative oral histories for the future.

The project is curated by Paulina Ascencio Fuentes, Yihsuan Chiu, Christine Nyce, and Gee Wesley, recent graduates from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and will premiere in Fall 2021. 

All Images: Production still from Future Ancestral Technologies. Main Image: Video engineer Ryan Jenkins lines up a shot in the Poestenkill gorge for Cannupa Hanska Luger's residency shoot in September, 2021. Photo: Michael Valiquette. 

October 1, 2021