If History Moves At the Speed of Its Weapons, Then the Shape of the Arrow Is Changing – 2010.
3D sound sculpture (9 audio channels, loudspeakers, gold acrylic paint).
Image composite, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
If History Moves At the Speed of its Weapons, Then the Shape of the Arrow is Changing is a “sonic ambush” based on the physics modeling of Pueblo Revolt era weapons (bow and arrow, atlatl, sling and rock, and war club). The 3D sound sculpture sonifies an infinite number of ambush scenarios within the gallery. The result is a dynamic interactive audio- experience informed by the inherent physical and cultural properties of each weapon.