Current Exhibitions

Seeing is Believing

Featuring collective works by Kite and Devin Ronneberg

October 7 - November 19, 2022
Trinity Square Video
401 Richmond St W #121, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

Co-presented in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Seeing is Believing is an assemblage of works by Kite and Devin Ronneberg that consider the parallels between nuclear development of the 20th century and the advancements of artificial intelligence in the 21st century, and their consequential relationship to family history, mythmaking, collective narratives, and Indigenous ontologies. 

With ancestral trajectories that stretch across the Pacific Ocean – from Oceti Sakowin (Sioux) to Okinawan – this exhibition acknowledges the artists’ colloquial, radioactive realities that derive from uranium extraction and Western imperialist war-making as performed through settler colonial psyche and ideologies. In tracing these familial associations to nuclear power, conspiracy and myths towards the apparent progress of industrial technologies reveal themselves, exposing conscious misrepresentations of documented events, as well as their latent correlations to on-going genocide and state oppression.

Here, the fallout of these technologies affirms their eroding connection to reality, providing an opportunity for conspiracy to be generative in forming speculative representations of history and future that are both critical and focused on truth-making. Seeing is Believing attempts to decipher the compounded influence and impact of nuclear and machine-learning technologies have on Indigenous histories, offering puzzle pieces of myth and epistemology to better understand its transformational power and our position within its narrative. 

For more information, please visit the Trinity Square Video website here.

"Wógligleya (Tȟuŋkášila Čečiyelo)" by Kite, in collaboration with Santee Witt, uploaded by Third Coast Percussion.

"Wógligleya (Tȟuŋkášila Čečiyelo)" by Kite, in collaboration with Santee Witt

Vocals: Santee Witt, Melia Anthony, Acacia Witt

Recorded June 2022 at Third Coast Percussion's rehearsal studio.

Video and audio capture and editing by Colin D Campbell, with assistance from George Warner and Ethan Hall.

"Wógligleya (Tȟuŋkášila Čečiyelo)" was written for Third Coast Percussion’s Currents Creative Partnership, with support from the DEW Foundation, the Sargent Family Foundation, and Louise K. Smith.
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This video made possible by support from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation, with additional support from the Julian Family Foundation.
New Red Order, Out of Step, In Place, 2021, screening-performance, Aupuni Space, Kaka’ako, O’ahu
Mergers with New Red Order and Kite at Berrie Center for the Arts

Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30pm
Berrie Center for the Arts
Ramapo College
505 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah, NJ

The New Red Order (NRO) will perform their one-night only performance, “Mergers,” in the Adler Theater at the Berrie Center on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. The performance is being presented in tandem with the NRO exhibition “Give it Back: Stage Theory” in the Kresge & Pascal Galleries from November 2 to December 9. 

“Mergers” interweaves performance works and screenings of short films from NRO and Kite, an Oglála Lakḣóta artist, composer, and academic, supported by accomplices Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer. The event relates to NRO and Kite’s shared interest in desires for indigeneity and the persistence and permeation of these desires into myths, dreams, and foundations of so-called Americans.

For more information regarding this performance, please visit the Berrie Center for the Arts website here

InSession Talk:
Nonhumans, AI, and Indigenous Listening

Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 1:00pm EST
Free and online via Zoom
Link TBD

Kite will be presenting her talk Nonhumans, AI, and Indigenous Listening, as part of Sofar Sound's InSession series, a free discussion and education series exclusively for local and independent artists.

Nonhumans, AI, and Indigenous Listening is a lecture first given at the Zooetics Symposium at MIT Media Lab in April 2018, first outlining Kite's research on Lakota Ontologies and human interaction with technology and the necessity of ethical-ontological relationships with Artificial Intelligence. Now, this presentation usually includes Kite's artist talk and an in-depth discussion of nonhuman, ontological, and artificial intelligence research. In this talk, Kite investigates our current and future relationships to nonhumans, especially to technology and artificial intelligence, as well as developing protocols through her artistic practice. Humans are already surrounded by objects which are not understood to be intelligent or even alive, and seen as unworthy of relations. How can humanity create a future with relations between technology or artificial intelligence and humans without an ethical-ontological orientation with which to understand what is worthy of relation and what is not? In order to create relations with any nonhuman entity, not just entities which seem human, the first steps are to acknowledge, understand, and know that the nonhuman are ‘being’ in the first place. Indigenous ontologies already exist to understand forms of ‘being’ which are outside of humanity.

For more information, and to keep updated for the Zoom Link, please visit Sofar Sound's website here.

Fever Dream at JOAN Gallery, presented by 2220 Arts + Archives 

Sunday, November 20, 2022
Matinee Screening

2220 Arts + Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Kite and Devin Ronneberg's Fever Dream will be presented as part of a film screening held at 2220 Arts + Archives. This screening is organized by the JOAN Gallery and is part of its programming around Aimee Goguen's Mountain of the Collapse exhibition, currently on view.

For more information please visit the 2200 Arts + Archives website here or JOAN's website here

Visual Arts Open Lecture - Kite

Tuesday, November 22nd

Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building, 204
at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB

The Visual Arts Open Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators, and academics. Join Kite, guest faculty for the program, The Weapon of Theory as a Conference of Birds, for this talk.


This program is generously supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Outstanding Artist program.

‘I sing of the sea I am mermaid of the trees,’ Ayesha Hameed, 2021 (detail) courtesy the artist.  

Visual Arts Thematic: The Weapon of Theory as a Conference of Birds at BANFF
November 07 - December 09, 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB

Co-led by Ayesha Hameed and Xenia Benivolski with guest faculty Kite and Jota Mombaça, this visual arts residency will examine artistic practices exploring melody, language, migration, acoustics, musicology, acoustemology, cross-species communication, soundscapes, the body, and sonar/radar activity as ways to evaluate histories of change, violence, membership and resistance in the world. 

For more information, please visit the Banff website for the residency, and related events, here.

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