Co-presented with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Art Festival
We are excited to present this conversation between Suzanne Kite and Devin Ronneberg in conjunction with their exhibition SEEING IS BELIEVING, on display at Trinity Square Video from October 7 – November 12, 2022.
“Seeing is Believing” is an assemblage of works by Kite and Ronneberg that considers the parallels between nuclear development, artificial intelligence, and their consequential relationship to family history, collective narratives, and Indigenous ontologies.
Kite is a Lakota performance artist, visual artist, composer and academic, who explores contemporary Lakota ontology through research-creation, computational media, and performance. Kite often works in collaboration with family and community members.
Devin Ronneberg is a (Kanaka Maoli, Okinawan, and European) trans-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, sound, image-making, installation, engineering, and computational media. His practice is currently focused on the unseen implications of emergent technologies and the radiation of invisible forces.
Lou Cornum (moderator) is a prolific writer and scholar, member of the Navajo Nation, and currently an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies at NYU. Lou has written essays, criticism, book reviews, and letters on a range of topics, including nuclear colonialism, outer space, art, queer life, Indigenous futurism, and science fiction.