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Doors: 5:30 PM
Show: 6-8 PM
Join for an evening of performances by experimental sound artists who create and destroy sound worlds and embody Indigenous sonic agency. Artists include Raven Chacon, Kite, Laura Ortman, Warren Realrider, Robbie Wing, and Nathan Young.
Organized by participating artist Nathan Young, this event is presented on the occasion of the release of Young’s publication and artist edition tracing Indigenous territories in the Hudson Valley, engraved and printed by Lanesville Press. This publication will be available at select locations across the Hudson Valley.
The program is co-presented by Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Art Omi.
Nathan Young (Lenape / Delaware Tribe of Indians / Kiowa Tribe / Pawnee / Cherokee Nation) is a multidisciplinary artist and composer working in an expanded practice that incorporates sound, video, documentary, animation, installation, socially engaged art and experimental and improvised music. Nathan’s work often engages the spiritual and the political and re-imagines Indigenous sacred imagery in order to complicate and subvert notions of the sublime. Nathan is a founding and former member for the artist collective Postcommodity (2007-2015) and holds an MFA in Music / Sound from Bard College’s Milton-Avery School of the Arts.
Raven Chacon (Diné) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, performer, and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. As a solo artist, collaborator, and a member of Postcommodity (from 2009 to 2018), Chacon has exhibited, performed, or had works performed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Renaissance Society, Chicago; San Francisco Electronic Music Festival; REDCAT, Los Angeles; Vancouver Art Gallery; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Borealis Festival, Seattle; SITE Santa Fe; Chaco Canyon, New Mexico; Ende Tymes Festival, New York; The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Biennial, New York; documenta 14, Athens and Kassel; Carnegie International, and Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Since 2004, he has mentored more than three hundred Native high school composers in writing new string quartets for the Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP). Chacon is the recipient of a United States Artists fellowship in Music, a Creative Capital award, The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation artist fellowship, the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition, the Bemis Center’s Ree Kaneko Award, and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s Fellowship-in-Residence.
Kite (Oglála Lakȟóta) is an award-winning Oglála Lakȟóta artist, composer, and academic. Her scholarship and practice explore contemporary Lakȟóta ontology (the study of beinghood in Lakȟóta), artificial intelligence, and contemporary art and performance. She creates interfaces and arranges software systems that engage the whole body, in order to imagine new ethical AI protocols that interrogate past, present, and future Lakȟóta philosophies. Her interdisciplinary practice spans sound, video, performances, instrument building, wearable artwork, poetry, books, interactive installations, and more. Her artwork and performance have been presented at numerous venues, including the Hammer Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, PS122, Anthology Film Archives, Chronus Art Center, and Toronto Biennial of Art. Honors include the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship; Tulsa Artist Fellowship; Sundance New Frontiers Story Lab Fellowship. Recently, Kite was awarded a United States Artist fellowship and a Creative Capital grant. Kite was a Tulsa Artist Fellow from 2020 to 2022.
Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a soloist musician and composer creating across multiple platforms and is versed in Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and amplified violin. She has performed at countless venues across the US, Canada and Europe including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, The Stone residency, New Museum, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, The Toronto Biennial, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2008 Ortman founded the Coast Orchestra, an all-Indigenous orchestral ensemble. Most recently, Ortman was the recipient of the 2022 United States Artists Fellowship and 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists and was a participating artist in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
Warren Realrider (Pawnee/Crow), also known as TickSuck, is a multidisciplinary sound artist who uses contemporary music technology to process and deconstruct sound and create compositions that respond to location, context and space.
Robbie Wing (Cherokee) is an artist, musician, and composer. His artistic practice focuses on immersive and spatialized sound installations, ecological sound art, and composition for acoustic instruments, electronics, and field recordings. Robbie holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sustainability and a master's degree in Urban Design from the University of Oklahoma where he developed sound art installations based on his research on environmental psychology and acoustic landscapes. Robbie has presented his work and performed at various venues, including the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Tulsa Artist Fellowship Flagship Gallery, Philbrook Museum, University of Kent in Chatham, UK, Institute for Advanced Studies in Kószeg, Hungary, Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater and the Center for Arts, Research & Alliances.
Lanesville Press publishes open edition books on an engraving press in Lanesville, New York, and is operated by engraver/printer Gary Kachadourian. Kachadourian was a Tulsa Artist Fellow from 2016 to 2018.
Wave Farm is an international transmission arts organization driven by experimentation with the electromagnetic spectrum. We cultivate creative practices in radio and support artists and nonprofits in their cultural endeavors. Wave Farm’s WGXC-FM is a full-power, non-commercial, listener-supported station in New York’s Upper Hudson Valley operating out of dedicated studios in Acra and Hudson, NY; as well as pop-up temporary studio locations throughout the listening area and beyond. Hands-on access and participation distinguish WGXC as a public platform for information, experimentation, and engagement.
About Tulsa Artist Fellowship
With the belief that arts are critical to the advancement of cultural citizenship, Tulsa Artist Fellowship supports artists and arts workers in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country. Socially invested artistic practitioners live and work here, intentionally engaging with our city. Tulsa Artist Fellowship is a George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) cultural initiative.
About Art Omi
Since its founding in 1992, Art Omi has supported international artists across disciplines, serving as a lab space that nurtures and commissions forward-thinking projects in nascent stages of development and catalyzes expanded contexts for significant works due for critical reappraisal. A non-profit arts organization in the Hudson Valley, Art Omi features a gallery and 120-acre Sculpture and Architecture Park with more than sixty works in a bucolic setting of rolling farmlands, wetlands, and wooded grounds, and residency programs for international artists, architects, dancers, musicians, writers, and translators. Free to all, Art Omi’s grounds are open from dawn to dusk every day.
Art Omi’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional program support is provided by the Ruth Foundation for the Arts.