What‘s on the earth is in the stars; and what’s in the stars is on the earth: special event with Kite

An experimental lecture

Thursday | April 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Everson Museum, Hosmer Auditorium
Remote on Zoom

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Join multimedia artist and scholar Kite for an experimental lecture, What‘s on the earth is in the stars; and what’s in the stars is on the earth, which blends emerging technologies to explore the conflicting conventions of American settler-colonial identity and Lakota epistemologies.

This event will be held both in-person and on Zoom on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. EST. Both the in-person and Zoom versions of this hybrid event are FREE & OPEN to the public.

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Following the in-person lecture, join UVP for refreshments and view her new video work Makȟóčheowápi Akézaptaŋ (Fifteen Maps) on the Everson facade.

Kite’s interactive video piece Fever Dreams will also be on view in the Everson Museum’s Malzman Gallery.

About the Event

In this hybrid remote and in-person experimental lecture, multimedia artist Kite will explore how artificial intelligence reproduces the logics of coloniality, flattening land, people, and lifeworlds into objects of knowledge — data points to be extracted. Kite intervenes on the conventions of colonialism embedded in emerging technologies by imagining what it would mean to instead build algorithms, code, and software according to the Lakota understanding of the Good Way transmitted by her family members that consider the good of Seven Generations into the future.

In conjunction with the event, the two exhibitions featuring Kite’s work will be on view. In the Everson’s Malzman Gallery, the interactive video piece Fever Dreams will be on view. On the Everson plaza, Makȟóčheowápi Akézaptaŋ (Fifteen Maps), which was commissioned by Light Work for UVP, will be on view as an architectural projection on the north facade.


The Everson’s Hosmer Auditorium is wheelchair accessible. CART services will be provided.

Please contact Light Work with any questions about accessibility or to request accommodations at info@lightwork.org or 315-443-2450.


This event is co-presented with the Visiting Artist Lecture Series of the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Art and by the Syracuse University Humanities Center as part of the official program of Syracuse Symposium 2021-22: CONVENTIONS.

Related Exhibition

Kite: Makȟóčheowápi Akézaptaŋ (Fifteen Maps)
April 7 – June 25, 2022
Th. – Sat. | dusk – 11pm
Everson Museum Plaza