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Panel Discussion | Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman and Suzanne Kite | September 29, 6pm
September 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Panel Discussion and Performance | Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman and Suzanne Kite
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada
As part of Plug In ICA’s Respondent Series for the exhibition, Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs, we present a conversation between, artist and composer Raven Chacon, and experimental musician’s Laura Ortman and Suzanne Kite.
Raven Chacon’s participation in Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs begins with a new book project and sound piece that will comprise twelve musical scores dedicated to twelve contemporary Indigenous women “working in the field of contemporary music performance or composition,“ alongside essays and performance notes.
This work in progress is in dedication to the life of Zitkála-Šá, an early 20th century Yankton Dakota woman who was a prolific writer, musician, and activist. Zitkála-Šá’s life is interpreted through music, and, in dialogue with collaborators Suzanne Kite and Laura Ortman, in an abstract form that subordinates language and clarity, never prescribing itself as one view that is presented as an authentic biography.
The public discuss will focus of Chacon’s research and the collaborative participation of Suzanne Kite and Laura Ortman. Kite and Ortman will perform on Plug In ICA’s rooftop shortly following the conversation and as part of Days of Reading’s opening reception.
Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs