Something is Coming
Kite, Nathan Young
Live performance on Facebook and Zoom

Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), 5th edition
Kahwatsiretátie : Teionkwariwaienna Tekariwaiennawahkòntie
Honoring kinship

Curated by David Garneau (Métis), with the assistance of rudi aker (Wolastoqiyik) and Faye Mullen (Anishinaabe)

Something is Coming is a site-specific sound performance which listens into the electrical grids where the artists are located: Tulsa, Oklahoma and Glendale, California. Utilizing electronics, noise guitar, violin, field recordings, digital processing, and analog manipulation, Kite and Young propose a way to listen through the grid to the source. Using site-specific historical videos, photos, and maps of electrical grids, this performance interrogates the physical sources of electricity. This is a practice of actively listening into a sonic microcosm in order to develop new relations with the locations and waters from which electricity is extracted. This form of listening is not a metaphor, but a way to access and reimagine power systems. This mode of listening is a relin¬quishing of belief. To listen to the grid and hear the physical source of power is to not mistake the map for the land itself. This form of listening provides an opportunity to hear and think beyond colonial constraints of cartography and large-scale exploita¬tions of natural resources.