Elisa Harkins

/ Opening

Performance Nov 23, 3pm

 

Artist and composer Elisa Harkins presents a series of songs and sculptures at Western Front that build on her ongoing interests in translation, language preservation, and Indigenous musicology. Harkins’ new work is structured on a series of exchanges, wherein she invites collaborators to teach her a song. With the recordings of these songs—which may be ceremonial, religious, rock & roll, electronic, etc.—Harkins’ practice of nation to nation sharing and trading music is presented as a means of decolonizing traditions of Indigenous musicology.