Suzanne Kite


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 extensively 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.

Kite (né en 1990 à Sylmar, Californie) est une artiste de performance, une artiste visuelle et une compositrice Oglala. Élevée dans le sud de la Californie, elle a obtenu un baccalauréat de la CalArts en composition musicale et une maîtrise de la Milton Avery Graduate School du Bard College. Elle est présentement candidate au doctorat à l’Université Concordia. Sa recherche se déploie autour de l’épistémologie des Lakotas contemporains par la recherche-création, les médias informatiques et la pratique de la performance. Récemment, Kite a entrepris la mise au point d’une interface corporelle pour la performance gestuelle, la création de sculptures en fibre de carbone et la conception d’installations vidéo et sonores immersives.

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Thursday, May 14 — 6:00pm MDT
Something is coming
Friday, October 5 — 9:30pm
Performative Art Symposium: Tempaurality
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — 1:30 pm - 6:00pm
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