Bently Spang »Welcome to My Forest«
“The Forest“, “The American West”, “America”; all terms that suggest a ubiquitous, homogenous, nearly mythical space that is both interchangeable and inherently consumable for all. And, in terms of wild lands, it suggests that a forest is a forest is a forest. However, one man/woman’s forest is not necessarily another woman/man’s forest. What sets one forest apart from another? What factors contribute to a healthy relationship with the earth? Is it culture, culture or culture that forms the basis of a long-term relationship with the earth, or perhaps all three?
Bently Spang CV
2006 Indian 3.0, Northcutt Steele Gallery, Montana State University-Billings, Billings, MT., site-specific video/audio installation in collaboration with poets/artists Trevino L. Brings
Plenty and Mary Black Bonnet.
2005 Creator/performer, One Gone Native, one-person performance 3 nights, Pangea World Theater and Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN.
2004 Only Skin Deep, International Center of Photography, New York, NY, Seattle Art Museum, San Diego Art Museum, curators-Coco Fusco and Brian Wallis.
2004 Tekcno Powwow, multi-media group performance, Montana Artist Refuge, Basin, MT funded by Allen Foundation for the Arts and Creative Capital Foundation., 18 performers.
2003 Bently Spang, Live!, one person performance and video installation, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO.
2002 The House of Tsistsistas (or I'm Not Your Daddy's Indian Anymore), 10'-0"H x 16'- 0"W x 30'-0"D, mixed media, site-specific video installation for the exhibition Americas Remixed, Fabbrica del Vapore Arts Center, Milan, Italy.
2001 Sensing the Forest, group exhibition, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, curator-Jennifer McGregor.