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, and is a PhD candidate at Concordia University where she is a Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota ontologies which include nonhuman beings and the development of protocols and relations for stones, metals, and Artificial Intelligence, through art-making, research-creation, computational media, and performance practice. Recently, Kite has developed Machine Learning body and hair interfaces, carbon fiber sculptures, and immersive installations. 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.
Kite’s set will be broadcasted on the slutislandfestival.com homepage as part of RACOON CLAN READINGS on November 15th, 2020 at 5:30 PM EST.