For the Double Exposure Education Space, artist RYAN! Feddersen (Okanogan /Arrow Lakes) has created the Post Human Archive, an interactive artwork and thought experiment. This project explores conflicts surrounding Edward S. Curtis’s images of Native people by inviting visitors to put themselves in a similar position of being documented and defined by an outside force.
All visitors are encouraged to participate and reflect. Imagine yourself in a distant (or not so distant) future where you are informed that humanity is facing the possibility of vanishing. If you become the subject of an ethnographic study, how might you be cataloged and remembered? Who will determine how your story is told?