Indigenous Futures cluster presents Listener by Kite

April 7, 2018
Concordia University SGW
Black Box, EV OS3-845/855 (Basement Level 3)
1515 Sainte-Catherine St. W.
H3G 2W1
Metro Guy-Concordia

Indigenous Futures Cluster Presents events are free and open to the public.
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“Listener” is an iterative, site-specific performance artwork engaging with Lakota epistemologies through computational media, machine learning algorithms, and narrative. The artist uses a custom-built technological suite that enacts relationships between the body, the user/performance interface, and the computer. The performance system consists of a hair-braid interface with movement, audio, video, sculpture, and text creating a spiral feedback dynamic between body and system.

Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, and composer raised in Southern California, with a BFA from CalArts in music composition, an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School, and is a PhD student at Concordia University. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota mythologies and epistemologies and investigates the multiplicity of mythologies existing constantly in the contemporary storytelling of the Lakota through research-creation, computational media, and performance practice. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fiber sculptures, immersive video & sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records.

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