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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 to time immemorial, and the landscape keeps that living record & it manifests into the present. Genocide is ongoing, borders keep getting built, and humans today are still living and dying upon the Land. That Spirit is alive and non-temporal, always existing and re-manifesting into what's at the surface, what is the horror and chaos of Now. The Tucson Mountain Range (encompassing the peaks Chuk Shon and Cemamagi-Do:ag) is the constant backdrop of all the scenes of this multimedia reckoning. ANNIA JEKKA (a blighted reconfiguration of the Yaqui words for "Shadow World") is in effect a cyber-majikal portal creating time slips for audiences to witness the dichotomies & absurdities around the colonial & capitalist history that made Tucson the city it is today. If we reckon with the past, we can imagine an Indigenous future.

"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
March 11, 2020
photos by steev hise

time slips (demo)

land of the giants (demo)