Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Fall 2015 This project investigates urban indigeneity, ceremony, tradition, landscape, spirits, light, and photographic mediums. LaFountain creates ghostly images using long exposures to burn the pathway of her ceremonies and celestial bodies into the frame. Along with the photographs and films she is also developing multi-projector performances with her collaborator, musician Jon Almaraz, that deal with similar ideas. The titles are Ojibwe, her tribe’s traditional language, with English translations.


Ningaabii'anong: Indabaabasige (West: She Smudges Things), 40” x 50”, Dibond mounted archival inkjet print from a 4x5 color negative, Los Angeles, CA, Negative and Print 2015
Giizhigong: Sidereal Time (Heaven), 40” x 50”, Dibond mounted archival inkjet print from a 4x5 color negative, Los Angeles, CA, Negative 2014, Print 2015
Akiing: Nawadizo (Earth: She Catches Fire), 40” x 50”, Dibond mounted archival inkjet print from a 4x5 color negative, Los Angeles, CA, Negative 2013, Print 2015
Zhaawanong: Giizhigong Baashkide (South: Sky Explodes), 40” x 50”, Dibond mounted archival inkjet print from a 4x5 color negative, Los Angeles, CA, Negative and Print 2015
Giiwedinong: Nisiwag (North: There Are Three of Them), 40” x 50”, Dibond mounted archival inkjet print from a 4x5 color negative, Salton Sea, CA, Negative 2014, Print 2015
Wendaabang: Biidaaban (East: Dawn Comes), 40” x 50”, Dibond mounted archival inkjet print from a 4x5 color negative, Los Angeles, CA, Negative and Print 2015
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