Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Inherent Rights, Vision Rights (1992)
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun's artwork ranges from painting to virtual reality and performance, and has been exhibited through out the world. His work has been described as controversial,historical, Surreal, political, enlightening, informative and educational. His work engages in postcolonial discourse and reflects the socio-political conditions of First Nations (native) communities in Canada. His focus is on how the global toxicological conditions have impacted First Nations communities.
Inherent Rights, Vision Rights. In this virtual-reality, the participant explores a sacred ceremony in a traditional West Coast Native Canadian long house. The long house is occupied by music, fire and spirits, which the participant can interact with. Totem poles and a Native landscape surround the house, producing a space for meditation with virtual nature and culture.