Open Space and the Garden City Electronic Music Society present a night of electronic performances from KITE and CNOC:N:CONC at Open Space Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm.
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 & sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records. On Sunday, May 19th, Suzanne will present “Anáwaǧoptaŋ éyaš tákuninawáȟʼuŋ šni. I listened but heard nothing” featuring live audio-visual performance using a hair-braid interface that Suzanne developed.
CNOC:N:CONC is a Victoria-based duo who have released on Suzanne Kite’s label, Unheard Records. CNOC:N:CONC is a concept project representing the expressions of an AI that has had a glimpse of love while in a deep dream. Katrina layers manipulated field recordings of the real world, representing the chaotic content an AI must process. Maisie’s role is more musical, using the Arp-2600’s emotive palette to represent the AI searching, calling out for that love, lost within a sea of simulacra. Sunday, May 19th will be CNOC:N:CONC’s premiere performance.
This performance is free and open to the public. It is taking place as part of Wonderment 2019, which kicks off on Saturday, May 18th, starting at 2:00pm at the Downtown Victoria Public Library Courtyard located at 735 Broughton Street. This event will feature a taste of both Wonderment and Electro-Acoustic events to come over holiday long weekends this summer. For more information.
Garden City Electronic Music Society would like to acknowledge that Wonderment is supported by the BC Arts Council, Capital Regional District, City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Public Library, with assistance from Long & McQuade and Metropol Industries.
Open Space respectfully acknowledges that we are located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We seek to honour and uphold these ongoing relationships to the land and its stewards as we work on these territories.
Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs with two landings. There are two gender inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact office [at] openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.