In residence: June 5 – 16, 2017
On This Site
visual art, research
Jeremy Dennis (b. 1990) is a visual artist and member of The Shinnecock Indian Nation who will use the web as one of three platforms to preserve and establish an authentic indigenous identity of his tribe which is based over ten thousand years of tradition. Through On This Site, he aims to represent The Shinnecock Tribe as a cultural producer and to create awareness of the rich history of Native American settlements, burial sites, and other sensitive locations throughout Long Island, New York. The website includes an interactive map that visitors can use to identify the locations of these sites, along with viewing the landscape images associated with them. Dennis will also create a book and exhibition that reflects the same information.
This project is funded by the Running Strong for Indian Youth Organization, co-founded by Billy Mills.