Mergers is a one-night only performance being presented in conjunction with the New Red Order (NRO) exhibition Give it Back: Stage Theory in the Kresge & Pascal Galleries from November 2- December 9.
Mergers will feature Kite, an Ogála Lakḣóta artist, composer, and academic for an evening that will interweave screenings of short films, supported by movements from a host of proxies, including accomplices Ashley Byler and Jeremy Pheiffer. The event converges around NRO and Kite’s shared inquiry into desires for indigeneity, and the persistence and permeation of these desires in myths, dreams and foundations of the so-called Americans.
New Red Order (NRO) is a public secret society collaborating with networks of self-described “informants” and “accomplices,” to interrogate individual and collective desires for indigeneity. Since 2014, the amorphous group has deployed elements of time-based media including video and sound, along with sculpture, installation, and performance in order to shift potential obstructions to Indigenous growth and create grounds for Indigenous futures.
The performance is free, open to the public, and does not require a ticket for admission.
Photo: New Red Order, Out of Step, In Place, 2021, screening-performance, Aupuni Space, Kaka’ako, O’ahu