- A free dance and poetry performance June 6 developed from artistic conversations around homelessness in Seattle, connected with a new sculpture called Hear & Now.
- Hear & Now is a visual-and-sound sculpture created by Path with Art artists—adults with lived experience of, and in active recovery from, homelessness, addiction and other trauma—in collaboration with MacArthur “Genius Grant”-winner, Trimpin.
- Constructed from Trimpin’s childhood wagon outfitted with musical instruments and modern electronics, the project combines music, visual art, poetry and performance—which form the basis for the sculpture and community conversation.
- The June 6 dance and poetry performance and artist lecture is grounded in PwA artists’ examinations of feeling voiceless, unseen, and unheard on Seattle streets and in our community.
- The music was composed by PwA artists—and then translated by Trimpin’s programming to be performed autonomously by the Hear & Now sculpture’s organ, marimba, bass drum and cymbals.
- The performance both incorporates American Sign Language, and will be translated into ASL.
- An Artist Talkback session with Trimpin and PwA artists will accompany the performance.
- Trimpin, internationally-renowned sculptor and kinetic sound artist recognized with a MacArthur Fellow “Genius Grant.”
- Path with Art artists: adults in active recovery from homelessness, addiction or other trauma.
- Co-directors Rachel Brumer and Monique Holt.
- June 6, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
- 5:30–6:30: Musical performances by Path with Art artists with Hear & Now.
- 7–8: Artist talkback, featuring Trimpin and Path with Art artists about the creation of the sculpture.
- 8:15: Movement piece performed by Path with Art artists and artists from the greater Seattle community, directed by Rachel Brumer and Monique Holt.
- Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Sarkowsky Hall
- Hear & Now brings people together from different backgrounds to examine both the assumptions and the experience of homelessness, recognize our shared humanity, and build empathy to strengthen the greater Seattle community.
About Path with Art
Path with Art transforms the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by using art in all forms as a bridge to community and a path to stability. PwA’s multi-faceted programming breaks down the traditional barriers that exist in access to arts and culture. Through the the creative process, program participants build self-respect and self-confidence and connect more deeply to the world around them.
Hear & Now is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
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