Intrusions is a series of sound performances in which Ruben Olguin examines the impact of the modern sound environment—such as air, rail, and road noise—on the Indigenous experience and lands. Using ceramic resonators he makes for the projects along with other sound equipment, the artist plays an ambient and feedback-based sound performance.
Intrusions, Angostura is a documentary representation of one of these performances with the recorded sounds emerging from the ceramic speaker to the right of the photograph of the site and resonators used in the performance.
The ceramic vessels below, Songs of Our Fathers: Mudhead Choir, are the very resonators depicted in the image above and were used to record the sounds playing from the ceramic speaker.
From the 2021 exhibition Form & Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics, curated by Jami C. Powell, Curator of Indigenous Art and Morgan E. Freeman, DAMLI Native American Art Fellow
ANTH 11/NAS 11, Ancient Native Americans, Madeleine McLeester, Fall 2020
PORT 8, Brazilian Portraits, Carlos Cortez Minchillo, Winter 2021
LACS 22.11, Latinx Intergenerational Literature, Marcela di Blasi, Spring 2021
ANTH 18, Research Methods in Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Summer 2021
ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Sienna Craig, Winter 2022
Form & Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics, Engles Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 6, 2021–July 23, 2022.
The artist, Ruben Olguin, Albuquerque, New Mexico; sold to present collection, 2020.
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