Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Change and Adaptation
Living in two worlds is the challenge for the Wanapum. They strive to take the best within their community and the world outside and blend the two together. Outside influences can be dangerous to cultural identity and to individual lives. They can also be forces for good. Or they can be both good and bad depending on how they are utilized. The truck and car supplement and eventually replace the horse in daily activities. An interactive audio-visual shows the extent of the Wanapum homeland and how it has been overlaid by all manner of modern intrusions. Behind a glass wall etched with traditional images of the brothers and sisters is an alcove where chairs and Ipads allow the visitor to hear personal thoughts expressed by individual Wanapum based on the theme of living in two worlds. A showcase holds contemporary electronic devices and the paraphernalia of modern life, everyday items, keys, credit cards, some from the new and old world, some modified with Wanapum designs.
Artifact Mounts: In Support of Difficult Art and Artifacts
Specialized Lighting Effects (including interactive hardware/software): CPS Electronics Ltd
iPad Mounts: Niche Design
Backlit Graphic: Niche Design and CPS Electronics Ltd.
Interactive Media Productions: André and Associates Interpretation and Design Ltd.
Horse: Sculpture By Nathan Scott
Truck: 3DS Three Dimensional Services, Ltd
Refurbished Showcase: Prep work: Formations Inc.; Specialty Finish: 3DS Three Dimensional Services, Ltd