Dylan McLaughlin (Diné) received his BFA in New Media Art from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and is pursuing an MFA in Art & Ecology at the University of New Mexico. McLaughlin works to foster creative processes that inform multi-media installation, interactive, and performative works. McLaughlin’s work deconstructs and makes transparent the tensions in relationship to the societal technological fabric, and the consequential perceptions that are translated to kinship and ecology of place. These investigations engage the poetics, politics, and constellations of geology, mythology, and human affect. These works respond to land, using materials that speak from landscapes, incorporating technology that activates or provides a container from which to experience. Embedded are stories of mythology and contradiction.