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annia jekka is a 3-channel video performance exploring the history of the tucson basin over 500,000 years.
"This land is riddled with so much history, struggle, and change that goes back since time immemorial, but the constant has remained the landscape. Amidst this backdrop (specifically of the Tucson Mountain range) the show reveals the dichotomies and absurdities around the colonial and capitalist history that made Tucson the city it is today. ANNIA JEKKA (a play on the Yaqui word for "Shadow World") is also a dedication and ceremony to the Spirit of this stolen land and acknowledgement to those who came before."

"earth-pan" / layers underground from the present

conquista - settler colonizers (1492-1912)

time immemorial (10,000 bc - 1400 ad)

pre-atlantean (287,400 bc - 179,400 bc)

cenozoic era (60 m.y.a.)

post-anthropocene (13,180 ad)

annia jekka live @ golden saguaro
photos by steev hise

time slips (demo)

land of the giants (demo)