Suzanne Kite Artist Talk: Nonhuman Futures

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
CFA Ring Family Performing Arts Hall (CFA J) CFA Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
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Arbo, Rani M.

Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an award winning Oglála Lakh ̆óta performance artist, visual artist, composer and academic whose groundbreaking scholarship and practice explore contemporary Lakota ontology through research-creation, computational media, and performance. In her lecture, Kite will investigate our current and future relationships to nonhumans, especially to technology and artificial intelligence. She asks: How can humanity create a future that includes relations to technology without an ethical/ontological orientation that helps us understand what is worthy of relation and what is not? In order to create relations with any nonhuman entity, 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. 

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