naakita feldman-kiss use their installations as a means to listen, translate, and tell stories related to changing landscapes, abstract forms of inheritance and legacy, and the pliability of memory. Working largely in audio and video installation, the visuals featured in feldman-kiss’ work are often performance gestures and portraiture of interior and exterior spaces. The sonic environments they create integrate ecoacoustics and narratives that utilize autofiction and emphasize non-linear time to examine different interpretations of legacy. Their current body of research uses the concept of hauntology to explore the impacts of extractive industry and the colonial project on built and natural environments, while imagining possible futures contained in a haunted place.
naakita feldman-kiss (they/she) is a queer, multidisciplinary artist of mixed roots living and working in Tio'Tia:Ke/Mooniyang/Montreal. Notable presentations of their work include MoMA PS1, New York, NY (2012); Trinity Square Video, Toronto, ON (2016); Knot Project Space, Ottawa, ON (2018); Mémoire de l'Avenir, Paris, FR (2019); EXPRESSION, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC (2020); and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Montreal, QC (2022). They have received research and production grants from the Digital Arts Resource Centre (2018), Museum of Jewish Montreal (2020), Jardins de Métis (2021) and Canada Council for the Arts (2020, 2021, 2022). In winter 2023, feldman-kiss will be in residency at Gare Matapédia as part of Fonderie Darling’s 2022-2023 cross-residency program.
Tu m'enveloppes et je te contiens, Group exhibition, Fonderie Darling
Stone Tape, Installation vidéo, Jardins de Métis, Grand-Métis, QC
The World is My Home, Group exhibition, Videofenster, Cologne, Danemark
Rencontre avec l'autre soi-même, Group exhibition, EXPRESSION, Saint-Hyacinthe, QC
Beyond the Veil, Group Exhibition, Mémoire de l'Avenir, Paris, France