Join artist Kamau Amu Patton and Skidmore Professor Adam Tinkle on Thursday, February 7 from 5:00–9:00 PM in Patton’s exhibition Tel_, on view in the Tang’s mezzanine, for an exploration into the power of sound, music, sensory awareness, and deep listening. 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 #6 / SoundMind #14 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.
This event is free and open to the public.
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.