In this exhibition, Kite’s body of artwork focuses on settlers’ desire for Indigeneity through disturbed relationships to hunting nonhumans. How are relationships to the land formed without understandings of ancient cosmologyscapes? What is the connection between sickness of the land and sickness of the soul? Kite’s found sculpture, Iyátakunipi kte šni (they will come to nothing), a poorly made taxidermy reveals the mundane horror of human relationships to deer. Ȟuŋwíŋ áyapi is a hide sculpture with beaded forms of rot and decay. Finally, Deerfucker is a video created with various machine learning techniques examining text and images where settler desire for deer veers into horror.
Thank you to Sam Lee Regan.