Friday, July 21, 2017 - Friday, October 20, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 21, 2017, 6 p.m.
At a time when learning to be more deeply attentive to the
world and one another seems more pressing than ever, the exhibition Now Hear This! focuses on the important act
of listening. Featuring immersive site-specific soundscapes, sonic experiences
and workshops, and sound sculptures, the show will also premiere a new digital
curatorial platform, Soundings. Accessible
via a downloadable app, Soundings
will feature ongoing curated programs of sound-based works organized around
This! is presented as part of the Lucas Artists Program’s Art on
the Grounds initiative at Montalvo Arts Center. Art on the Grounds is a
commissioning and exhibition program providing artists with opportunities to
develop and present works of art in the context of a 175-acre public park.
The opening celebration of Now Hear This! will include various sonic performances and
opportunities for interactive engagement by visitors. It will also feature a
tribute to the work and life of Pauline Oliveros, a central figure in the
development of experimental and post-war electronic art music, and her
commitment to cultivating radically receptive listening.
Confirmed artists include:
Luciano Chessa is a composer, conductor, performance artist,
pianist, and musical saw/Vietnamese dan bau soloist. He has been awarded
commissions for performance projects by institutions such as New York City's
Performa and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His Orchestra of Futurist
Noise Intoners (OFNI) was hailed by The New York Times as one of the best
events in the arts of 2009 and is touring internationally. In 2014, he
presented three concerts at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as part of a
retrospective dedicated to Italian Futurism. His reading of Marinetti’s 1909
Manifesto and poetry to accompany Jen Sachs’s videos was a part of the
exhibition installation. He is currently a Lucas Artists Fellow at Montalvo.
Walter Kitundu is a sound artist, installation artist, and
inventor of original musical instruments that navigate the boundary between
live and recorded performance. His work has been exhibited and performed at
such national and international venues as the Science Centre Singapore; Gunnar
Gunnerson Institute in Iceland; Walker Art Center in New York; Museum of Craft
and Folk Art in San Francisco; and the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand. A
2006 Lucas Artists Fellow and a 2008 MacArthur Fellow, he lives and works in
Chicago where he is an artist in residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for
the Humanities at Northwestern University. kitundu.com.
Stephen Vitiello is a visual and sound artist. His sound
installations, photographs, and drawings have been exhibited at museums and
galleries including MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts (2011-2016); Museum
of Modern Art, New York (2013); The High Line, New York (2010-2011); and 15th
Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2006). Vitiello has performed nationally and
internationally, at locations such as the Tate Modern, London; the San
Francisco Electronic Music Festival; The Kitchen, New York; and the Cartier
Foundation, Paris. In 2011, ABC-TV, Australia produced the documentary Stephen
Vitiello: Listening With Intent. He has received notable awards, including an
emerging field Creative Capital grant (2006) and a Guggenheim Fellowship
(2011-2012). Vitiello lives and works in Richmond, Virginia where he is a
professor of Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University.
More artists will be announced in the coming months.
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Rock the Garden:
Now Hear This!
Art on the Grounds Opening Celebration
Join us for the opening celebration of Now Hear This! -- an outdoor exhibition featuring immersive site-specific soundscapes, sonic experiences and workshops, sound sculptures, and a new digital curatorial platform, Soundings.The opening celebrations will include various sonic performances and opportunities ...