My work is the product of interdisciplinary projects and multidisciplinary studio activities.

IAEA Co Directors in the early organizational planning stages while on a workshop tour of the "Slide Fire" location in the Oak Creek near Sedona, Arizona, 2014.

IAEA Co Directors in the early organizational planning stages while on a workshop tour of the "Slide Fire" location in the Oak Creek near Sedona, Arizona, 2014.

I'm currently in between production and post-production work with artist Jeffrey Gibson. He sums it up the film/video project best in this short description:

"Enjoy this very brief 45 seconds of footage from the 10+ hours of footage shot during a two week residency at The Denver Art Museum this past August. The final video, one becomes the other, will not be fully edited until the end of the year but the experience so far has been incredible and transformative for me. Thank you to Steven J. Yazzie, Derek Brown, and Tashina Three Sticks for working with me to film and edit. Also thank you to John P. Lukavic, Jenna Madison, Maddie Samuel, Adam Wesley Lancaster, Polly Nordstrand, and the DAM staff for supporting such an ambitious project. AND of course the performers who took part - Lee Plenty Wolf, Sun Rose Iron Shell, Pearl Ironshell, Sarah Ortegon, Savanna Francis, Carla Birdshead, Cheyenne Birdshead, John Emhoolah, among many others. I will post an update when it all comes together, for now - enjoy."  - Jeff

Museum of Walking

Notes for Friends 

Examining the act and history of walking through a careful selection of books from Arizona’s permanent collection (libraries)

On view at the Museum of Walking, Arizona State University campus, Tower Center Suite 206, Tempe, Arizona, 85287

 September 30, 2014 – January 23,2015

Independent curator and Arizona artist, Dana Buhl brings together an exhibition of sorted and splayed books examining a small cross-section of a medium that holds the trace of human exploration. Selections from the disciplines of activism, art, cartography, philosophy, and science are displayed as discourse with the intent of investigating the transformations of our relationship to the act of walking.

 Dana Buhl was born and raised in the Phoenix area. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Arizona State University. While continuing to exhibit locally Buhl works as the Curatorial Coordinator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art where her curatorial projects include Bill Owens: Suburbia (2014) and The SMS Portfolios (forthcoming, 2015). Most recently Buhl founded a photo-specific, conversation-driven exhibition space called THE TABLE in the living room of her home hosting monthly exhibitions of local and national photographers.

 Notes for Friends is the first official exhibition presented by the Museum of Walking, and launches the inaugural 2014 fall season of walking related exhibitions and programmed events.

 Important dates:

September 30, 2014 6p-9p *Opening*

October   28, 2014 6p-7p Guided tour with curator, Dana Buhl

November  18, 2014 6p-9p Guest speaker (tba)

Indigenous Tours Project (ITP) utilizes the activity of touring to build a meaningful relationship with indigenous land, people, culture, and history/pre-history. ITP is a socially engaged endeavor focusing on touring: indigenous geographies, community locations, homelands, sovereign territories, and contested land. ITP seeks to form meaningful relationships through the process of touring with indigenous participants (tour guides), who are interested in sharing their knowledge with non-indigenous people, or non-community members, as a way to construct a cross-cultural dialogue.