Ju-Nam

Show ran from 10/4/2000 to 10/29/2000

Ju-Nam, video installation

Featuring work by: Pavel Godoy, Nicholas Heaton, Brandy Heaton, Mia Alfonso, Eden Muralles and Cesar Sanchez

“Ju-Nam” in the Maya-Quiche language means “all together.” Ju-Nam is an experimental video piece exploring the issues surrounding five urban native youth and what roads they are choosing for themselves. They speak out on what it takes to maintain their identities, what it means to be “Indian” or “indio” in a place where it is easier to assimilate into the mainstream. In “Jun-Nam” they declare their sovereignty as a people of may nations with words and images exploring the critical answers they are seeking to their questions and their lives.  This project is a part of the Illinois Art Gallery’s “Electronic Fields: Many Voices” exhibition. ARC Gallery and the American Indian Center are two off-site exhibitions which are part of the exhibition.