Suzanne Kite, Devin Ronneberg: Itówapi Čík’ala (Little Picture)


  • ©, Suzanne Kite and Devin Ronneberg, Itówapi Čík’ala (Little Picture)

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    Itówapi Čík’ala (Little Picture)

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    Interactive installation

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    Itówapi Čík’ala (Little Picture), developed by Suzanne Kite (Oglála Lakȟóta) and Devin Ronneberg (Native Hawaiian descent), interrogates the relationships between human and non-human entities and intelligences. Through Oglála Lakȟóta ontologies, even materials such as metals, rocks, and minerals can be capable of volition. By considering the ‘hearing’ and ‘listening’ capabilities of nonhuman entities, a method of engagement reliant upon mutual respect and responsibility becomes possible. As Itówapi Čík’ala (Little Picture) speaks, listeners may respond to it by bending and moving its braids, affecting the sounds.


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