Category Archives: Multimedia

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Prophecy and Healing

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Significant objects from the Wanapum spiritual life are featured in a re-purposed showcase. An intimate circular audio chamber, echoing the shape of the sweat lodge, holds comfortable bench seating where one can rest and contemplate the voices of the Wanapum as they share thoughts on their spiritual life.         Specialized Lighting and […]

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Memory Wall

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The wall features an elegant salon-style series of framed images of tribal members. On this wall of honor, they are points of remembrance and recall of those who have gone before. Printing: Infinity Graphics Frame Matte Assembly and Installation: Formations Inc

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Shade Structure “Family”

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Built by the Wanapum it is based on a traditional Wanapum structure, and is an area where traditional activities can be taught or illustrated.  The area is backed by a large back-lit montage of children and families.         Willow Branches: Niche Design Specialized Lighting Effects: CPS Electronics Ltd

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Remembering Our Teachings Theater

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A purpose-made three-screen production is the main feature of this multi-use theater. In this production all the themes present in the exhibit are brought together and expressed by individual Wanapum. The walls of the theater hold sayings important to them and the entrance/exit corridors feature the animals that are part of the Wanapum life.   […]

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Wanapum Journey of Design and Fabrication: Change and Adaptation

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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 […]

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