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Kamloops Art Gallery and artist Kite present ‘L-Sys’ (Lakota System)


Artist Kite presents, ‘L-Sys’ (Lakota System) on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 8pm EDT (7pm CST) at Cameron Studios and live-streamed on Tulsa Artist Fellowship Vimeo. Click here to stream this free online event on Vimeo on the day of the event. Music will begin at 9pm EDT (8pm CST).

This presentation is a co-production between Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC and Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Programming will be transmitted live, gallery to gallery. This is where Listener begins: with a wanderer Listening, an Oglala woman, equipped with Listening devices, which are passed down from woman to woman. Alone, her devices work in ways she cannot quite understand, they seem to listen farther than technologically possible, beyond time and place. She has a suspicion that she is receiving scrambled transmissions from a good place, but a Far Place. She feels they Listen back. This growing and changing shape is projected during performance, constructed from shapes traditionally only used and created by Lakota women. The movement and growth of this projection is decided by the computer.

This program is part of Tulsa Artist Fellowship’s Welcoming Session_Spring/Summer 2021. Events that will take place May through August 2021 are free and open to all, virtual and/or outdoors and will be documented/recorded. Series activity includes various public platforms including readings, artwork viewing, film screenings, performance/sound, workshops, artist talks, interviews, panel discussions, studio tours and podcasts. More information about Welcoming Session programming can be accessed at http://www.tulsaartistfellowship.org/platform

June 8, 2021

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Kite

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 and Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance practice. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fiber sculptures, immersive video and sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records.


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