The performance-based narrative art collaborative Ned&ShivaProductions questions group perceptions and the complex interplay of image and meaning, surface and depth, politics and behavior.
Since 1996, this team, created by Shiva Lynn Burgos and C. Javier Barrera have projected new social or spiritual orders by simulating and documenting aspects of everyday life through the lens of Americana.
below: excerpts of This Is America
Reconsidering the art of propaganda as a force in forming social consciousness, Ned&Shiva provide a visual commentary by questioning the physical and human landscape and its associated meanings. Through non-linear narratives, documentary photography and video, sound, and sculptural installation – fundamental issues about society and culture emerge, manifesting into conceptual, performance-based imagery grounded in historical episodes.