Improviser-in-Residence 2017 – Kade L. Twist
Poet and interdisciplinary artist Kade. L Twist was the IICSI/Musagetes Improviser-in-Residence from December 3 to 9, 2017. During his time in Guelph, Twist worked with members of the Indian and Indigenous communities to workshop and create a score for the collaborative vocal performance titled “That’s Just Indians Being Indians” envisioned by Twist as a generative, socially-engaged sound piece.
Twist premiered “That’s Just Indians Being Indians” with collaborators, Madhur Anand, Cherish Blood, Lacey Hill, Heather Majaury, Priya Shah, and Jeji Varghese at Silence (46 Essex Street in Guelph), on Friday December 8, 2017. This capstone event of his residency also featured a book launch and poetry reading for Twist’s new volume Marginal Equity, published by PS Guelph.
Photos from the “That’s Just Indians Being Indians” performance
About Kade L. Twist
Kade L. Twist is a poet and interdisciplinary artist working with video, sound, interactive media, text, and installation environments. Twist’s work combines re-imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism, and American Indian cultural self-determination. Mr. Twist is a co-founder of Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary artist collective. With his individual work and the collective Postcommodity, Twist has exhibited work nationally and internationally. Mr. Twist is an Associate Professor of Art and Social Practice at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Throughout his artistic practice, Kade L. Twist combines re‐imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism and American Indian cultural self‐determination.