Thirza Cuthand, KITE, Fallon Simard
Curated by Lindsay Nixon
September 14 – October 27, 2018
950 Dupont Street, Unit 1
In this exhibition curator Lindsay Nixon asks how can we connect all the bedrooms wherein NDN weirdos are creating work that is never shared? The artists in this exhibition fill a now shared bedroom with angst, love, and their loner creations.
KITE, aka Suzanne Kite, is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist, composer and a PhD student at Concordia University. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota mythologies and epistemologies and investigates the multiplicity of mythologies existing constantly in the contemporary storytelling of the Lakota through research-creation, computational media, and performance practice.
Thirza Jean Cuthand was born in Regina and grew up in Saskatoon. Since 1995 they have been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, youth, love, and race, which have screened in festivals internationally and galleries nationally. They are of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and currently reside in Toronto.
Fallon Simard is an Anishinaabe interdisciplinary artist. They are from Couchiching First Nation from the Grand Council of Treaty #3 Territory. Fallon’s work interrogates state violence and mental health in so far as it is perpetuated on to Indigenous bodies. Their practice is comprised of video, sound, and animation. They hold a Masters of Art from the Interdisciplinary Masters in Art, Media, and Design Program from OCAD University.
Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer and McGill Art History Ph.D. student. They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art. Their forthcoming creative non-fiction collection, nîtisânak, is to be released in September 2018 through Metonymy Press.