An Evening With: LAURA ORTMAN + NANOBAH BECKER | Heard Museum

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Gates open at 5pm, performance begins promptly at 5:30pm


Members – $10

General Public – $25 (includes museum admission)

Students – $18 (includes museum admission)

Seniors – $18 (includes museum admission)

American Indian (w/Tribal ID) – $10

Attendance is limited to 50 people

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Join us for a limited-attendance sunset performance by multidisciplinary artist Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) as well as a conversation with filmmaker Nanobah Becker (Diné). Enjoy socially distanced outdoor seating on the lawn in our iconic Libby Amphitheater with refreshments available in our Coffee Cantina. Your ticket includes admission to the museum, so be sure to check out after hours viewing of exhibitions like MARIA HUPFIELD: Nine Years Towards the Sun and don’t miss Ortman and Becker’s collaborative work in our newest show, Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art from Indigenous North America.  

About the Artists
Laura Ortman is a musician, composer, and collaborator working predominantly in amplified violin. Her work emerges in deranged crumpled forms, with sparkling nuance, oily slick transitions, and a brightness mixed with heavy use of amplification and sound distorting effects. Her use of tempo as a storytelling device produces a slow-motion grittiness through a combination of scored and improvised compositions. Ortman has received numerous fellowships and awards, including the Rauschenberg Residency, the Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Composers and Sound Artists, and the National Artist Fellowship through the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Her work has been performed and exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, MoMA PS1, Centre Pompidou, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Nanobah Becker is an award-winning writer/director who earned her MFA in directing from Columbia University. Her first two short films, FLAT and CONVERSION (Sundance Film Festival), were selected to screen at numerous festivals in the U.S. and internationally. THE 6th WORLD, a sci-fi short she wrote and directed, was Episode 6, Season 3 of online series FUTURESTATES and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The National Gallery of Canada selected the film for inclusion in its prestigious exhibition SAKAHÀN: International Indigenous Art. She directed I LOST MY SHADOW by Laura Ortman, which won best Music Video at the imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival. Her second video collaboration with Laura Ortman, MY SOUL REMAINER, was part of the 2019 Whitney Biennale. Nanobah is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and was a dialogue director on the Navajo language dub of Disney Pixar’s FINDING NEMO. Nanobah hails from Albuquerque, NM and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Event Details

Friday, November 13
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Member: $10
American Indian (w/ Tribal ID): $10
General Public: $25 (Includes Museum Admission)
Student: $18 (Includes Museum Admission)
Senior: $18 (Includes Museum Admission)

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