The Wheelwright Museum and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum are partnering to produce a short 10-minute film celebrating the diverse cultural connection of Santa Fe. The film, Following Enchantment’s Line, is directed by acclaimed filmmaker and artist Steven J. Yazzie (Diné/Laguna Pueblo/Anglo) and showcases nationally renowned dancers Jock Soto (Navajo/Puerto Rican) and Harrison Coll. The soundscape will feature the music of classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate (Chickasaw Nation). Following Enchantment’s Line is currently in production and draws inspiration from the lines, shadows, and light seen across the northern New Mexico landscape which has influenced many artists throughout time.
The film will premiere during an online event that will include an artist panel discussion on June 24, 2021. “In convening this group of artists to produce the film, our goal is to bring a moment of art and even transcendence into people’s living rooms through the powerful beauty of dance, music, and cinematography,” said Liz Neely, Curator of Digital Experience for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The Wheelwright Museum and O’Keeffe Museum are the proud recipients of a Digital Collaborative Impact grant—a new collaborative opportunity funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture Department’s Cultural Investment Funding Program. “This film, as I see it, is being created as a dedication to many things, including gesture, rhythm and pace, the poetic, unexplained symbols, history, and the Indigenous culture that is Santa Fe,” explained Wheelwright Museum Chief Curator, Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo).