|Duration||Approximately 15 minutes|
|Credit||Courtesy of the artist|
Invisible performance series by Gregg Deal:
Deal has developed his series of Invisible performances to comment on the status of the Indigenous community and Indigenous culture in America today. He intends these performances to function metaphorically. In each iteration, the actors (either Deal and his daughter Sage, or Deal alone) dress in Native powwow garments, but—whereas powwow clothing would typically be colorful—these garments are entirely black. In Invisible Loss Movement, the performers dance in sync with one another. Decorated with bells and aluminum cones, their clothing jingles, but no background music can be heard. As Deal explains, “The figures exist, but don’t exist; they are visible, but invisible; they occupy space both physically and with sound, but they are shadows.” In Invisible Eulogy, Deal appears alone. This performance begins with drumming, then transitions to spoken word.