Radio III / ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ is the first collaboration between Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, Zoë Poluch, and Elisa Harkins. It is an Indigenous futuristic concert, a beautiful and uncomfortable dance performance, and a perverse triangle of shifting power that seeks to be unfaithful to both minimalism and postmodern dance’s claims to so-called “neutrality.” This collaboration combines disco and Indigenous languages in an effort to alter the fate of these endangered languages through active use, preservation on pressed vinyl, and radio play. Radio III / ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ features songs by Elisa Harkins, some of which are in Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek). Collected together on the Radio III / ᎦᏬᏂᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ album, is all nine songs from the performance.
Performance and creation Elisa Harkins, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines, and Zoë Poluch. Liner notes by James Goddard. Cover art by KInga Michalska. Beadwork by Molly Murphy-Adams.
12” vinyl or digital LP
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Western Front, Vancouver and Portland Institute for Contemporary Art/Time Based Arts Festival, Portland (2020).