Raven Chacon is a composer, performer and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation.
As a solo artist, collaborator, or with Postcommodity, Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, REDCAT, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center.
Every year, he teaches 20 students to write string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project (NACAP).
He is the recipient of the United States Artists fellowship in Music, The Creative Capital award in Visual Arts, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition.
Director Razelle Benally has documented 4 Regions of Turtle Island, creating a series of mini docs featuring over a dozen of the participants.
Razelle Benally, 'STTLMNT' film series Director from Red Brigade Films, says: "The STTLMNT video series is not only a response to the current state of the world, but illuminates the proactive nature and resilience of the artists, bringing back a sense of unity in a time where social engagement is limited."
Directed/Produced by STTLMNT Artist Razelle Benally with Cinematographer/Assistant Adam Conte.
Executive Producer is Ginger Dunnill.
Music featured by Raven Chacon.
Red Brigade Films short documentary series releases a new feature each week through the Winter Programme. Find out more here.
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