D.A. Navoti | O’otham Rhapsode
June 16-September 2023
Jack Straw Atrium Gallery
Visits by appointment, M-F, 10am-5:30pm
Call 206-634-0919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit
O’otham Rhapsode is a multimedia work by Jack Straw resident artist D.A. Navoti that depicts the lives and homelands of the Akimel O’otham, whose ancestral lands—named the Gila River Indian Community—are located south of Phoenix, Arizona. The word “O’otham” translates to people, whereas the term “rhapsode” comes from Ancient Greece to describe an orator of epic poems. What orates these visual “poems”—a collection of three short videos—is atmospheric and symphonic music composed between 2022-2023.
D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a multidisciplinary storyteller, writer, and composer. He is a descendant of Hopi, Zuni, Akimel O’otham, and…READ MORE >