Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present:
When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan: The Podcast
A six-part series hosted and recorded by asinnajaq, Dayna Danger and Kite
Listen to the first episode now on Spotify, Castbox, + Anchor.
“The podcast expands on the meaning and behind the scenes creation of the exhibition hosted by the Plug In ICA. It’s a podcast about survival, desire and kinship. It’s about the places where we crash and flow into each other. It’s about how and what we resist and submit to.”
– asinnajaq, Dayna Danger + Kite
When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan: The Podcast is produced by Collective Broadcast Co., an artist-run collective specializing in tech and live-stream solutions. The podcast is supported by Plug In ICA’s generous donors, including the Director’s Circle, Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, and MB 150. The art for the podcast is by asinnajaq, the intro and outro music is an original score produced by Kite. Read more about the exhibition When Veins Meet Like Rivers; ᑲᑎᓐᓂᖅ / okhížata / maadawaan here.
The next five episodes will be released weekly, at 5am CST.
asinnajaq is a visual artist, filmmaker, writer and curator based in Montreal, QC. asinnajaq’s practice is grounded in research and collaboration, which includes working with other artists, friends and family. In 2016 she worked with the National Film Board of Canada’s archive to source historical and contemporary Inuit films and colonial representations of Inuit in film. The footage she pulled is included in her short film “Three Thousand.” The film was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. asinnajaq was a part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale and was long listed for the prestigious Sobey Art Award in April 2020.
Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit/Queer, Metis/Saulteaux/Polish visual artist raised in so called Winnipeg, MB. Using photography, sculpture, performance and video, Dayna Danger‘s practice questions the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming space with their larger than life scale work. Danger’s current use of BDSM and beading leather fetish masks explores the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender, and power in a consensual and feminist manner. Danger is currently based in Tio’tia:ke. Danger holds a MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Danger has exhibited work in Santa Fe, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Peterborough, North Bay, Vancouver, Edmonton and Banff. Danger currently serves as a board member for the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC/CCA).
Kite aka Suzanne Kite is an Oglála Lakȟóta 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 candidate at Concordia University. Kite’s scholarship and practice highlight contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Her performances, compositions, sculptures and sound installations showcase the use of experimentation in new media and digital technologies that touch on issues such as nonhuman and human intelligence, the ethics of extractive technologies, and software design. Recently, Kite has been developing a body interface for movement performances, carbon fibre sculptures, immersive video and sound installations, as well as co-running the experimental electronic imprint, Unheard Records. For the inaugural 2019 Toronto Art Biennial, Kite, with Althea Thauberger, produced an installation, Call to Arms, which features audio and video recordings of their rehearsals with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) York, which also consisted of a live performance with the conch shell sextet, who played the four musical scores composed by Kite. Kite has also published extensively in several journals and magazines, including in The Journal of Design and Science (MIT Press), where the award winning article, “Making Kin with Machines,” co-authored with Jason Lewis, Noelani Arista, and Archer Pechawis, was featured. Currently, she is a 2019 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures.