Join us at Hercules Art Studio on June 21 to walkthrough the show with some of their exhibited artists. RSVP here!
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Asterisms is a collaborative exhibition by the artists of Sprechgesang Institute. A continuation of their experimental lecture series, the show is an active research site for hybridizations of categorical knowledge; a visual essay mapping out unexpected connections; a break from normalized interpretations of experience.
Organized by: Christopher Lin and Sarah K Williams
Artists: Thalia Beaty, Katie Bell, Sara Clugage, Christopher Lin, Daniel Mantilla, Clare Monfredo, François Sarhan, N Andrew Walsh, Alisha Wessler, Ashley Eliza Williams, and Sarah K Williams.
Sprechgesang Institute (S.I.) is a research-based platform for artists working in an in-between language of two or more disciplines. We believe in the ability of the gap between genres to produce fresh and innovative perspectives, offering room to breathe without boundaries, space to improvise and to question conventions. We host regular lectures, workshops, and dinners to draw connections and facilitate discussion of in-between languages.
Sprechgesang refers to a vocal technique halfway between song and spoken word. Sprechgesang is what occurs when actions are too grand to merely talk about but too fragile to sing; when the heart moves faster than the mouth and pitched syllables are more descriptive than words. Expanding the definition beyond the voice, sprechgesang more generally describes a search for a new mode of hybrid-communication in the space between two disciplines or techniques. This concept makes up the root system of S.I.