Dana Claxton, Johnny Mike, Verdell Primeaux
Ablakela is a performance work by Dana Claxton produced as a live performance, a live internet telecast and an enhanced audio CD with a CD ROM track. The work was produced in October 1999 as grunt's contribution to the performance festival Live at the End of the Century. Ablakela, the word meaning calm in the Lakota language, employed a large video projection of the artist, live, braiding grass while accompanied by two singers of the Native American Church. The simple, 45 minute work explores Lakota spirituality within a performance art construct.
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