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DecolonizeLA : Suzanne Kite’s “Sources” and “Some Numbers”

May 6, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Kite in collaboration with James Hurwitz and Devin Ronneberg present:

“Sources or ( x ) x + [ ( x ) x { x } x x ] { x } +” is a performance that takes a body through an environmental simulation of the Oglala Lakota cosmologyscape, shouldering the burden of 4 female Oglala characters who have shaped space/time. The piece includes 12 sculptures, animation, sound, video, carbon fiber, clothing, and movement, developed from an obsessive hyper-structure derived from “bad” source books that attempt to qualify Oglala religion into simplified charts. This piece explores the relationship between the body and the entanglement between lies, fiction, oral history, mythology, ethnography, and Oglala religion.

“Some Numbers” is a lecture/performance that asks the question “WHY?” “Why are there so few Indigenous working artists? Why are there so few Indigenous art school graduates?”

This event is part of the Decolonize LA series, and was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

May 6, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm