Location: Tang Mezzanine
Free and open to the public
Join artist Kamau Amu Patton on Thursday, September 6, from 5:00 – 9:00 PM for the first of two listening events this fall in his exhibition Tel_, on view in the Tang’s mezzanine. This fourth iteration of SSSSHHHH (the first three took place in Chicago) will focus on text–> sound and acoustic works, and explore the phonemic characteristics of language, with particular attention to affect, texture, and reading. This event will feature newly commissioned sound works from Rindon Johnson, Seth Horvitz, Anselm Berrigan, Jon Santos, Suzy Poling, Stefan Maier, and others. It will also incorporate Skidmore Professor Adam Tinkle’s SoundMind, a site-specific meditation workshop that focuses on sensory awareness and aesthetic activation of the breath, body, and voice. SSSSHHHH #4 / SoundMind is a four-hour journey that encourages the audience to weave in and out throughout the evening and open themselves up to the power of sound.
SSSSHHHH #4 / SoundMind will be broadcast on WSPN 91.1 FM. Listen here! This event is free and open to the public.
Hana Van Der Kolk
Kamau Amu Patton is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator. His work is an examination of history and culture through engagement with archives, documents, stories, and sites. Patton received his MFA from Stanford University in 2007. His recent works utilize a variety of media and art forms, such as transformation of speech, radio transmission, video feedback, and painting. His work has been shown at the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival and as part of the Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture. His work Elevator Music 27: Kamau Amu Patton was on display at the Tang in 2014-15, and he performed in the Tang’s Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow: Sound, Black Study, and the Multidisciplinary Artist in 2017.
Adam Tinkle is the Director of the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Media and Film Studies at Skidmore, where he creates, teaches and writes about music, sound, media and performance. In 2010, he co-founded the Universal Language Orchestra, a group of elementary-aged novice musicians that composed, improvised, and built their own instruments. He subsequently created several similarly path-breaking arts education programs across San Diego County, where his collaborations with his students and his audience-participatory works were shown at the Birch Aquarium, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Old Globe Theatre, and Institute of Perception. His award-winning solo performance A Mess of Things merges radio documentary with songs and video art. In May 2014 his interactive sound sculpture the Shantytown Scrapblaster was permanently installed at the Media Arts Center San Diego.