Suzanne Kite: Take Care, My Boy
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 6:00 PM | Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver | FREE | RSVP
Please join us for a free performance by Oglála Lakȟóta performance artist, visual artist, and composer Suzanne Kite.
Kite will be presenting a newly developed A.I. hair-braid interface performance, created with a collage of text and field recordings taken over the past six months. This piece includes experiments with A.I. text and machine learning interactions.
Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an Oglála Lakȟóta 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 candidate at Concordia University. Kite’s scholarship and practice highlights contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fibre sculptures, immersive video and sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records. For the inaugural 2019 Toronto Art Biennial, Kite, with Althea Thauberger, produced an installation, Call to Arms, which features audio and video recordings of their rehearsals with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) York, which also consisted of a live performance with the conch shell sextet, who played the four musical scores composed by Kite. Kite has also published in several journals and magazines, including in The Journal of Design and Science (MIT Press), where the award winning article, “Making Kin with Machines,” co-authored with Jason Lewis, Noelani Arista, and Archer Pechawis, was featured. Currently, she is a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, and a 2020 Tulsa Artist Fellow.