Soundwave ((6)) Water World VIP Reception
VIP Reception & Fundraiser gives attendees early access and exhibition preview, open bar access all night, hors d'oeuvres and intimate conversations with the exhibiting artists. Proceeds support MEDIATE Art Group's operations, which means more Soundwave Festivals for years to come!
The event then opens up to the public for the Opening Night party of the atmospheric multimedia exhibition featuring Jeff Ray, Reenie Charrière, Gene A. Felice II, Mary Franck with Kadet Kuhne, Jean Tarantino, Re*Colectivo and Shane Myrbeck & Emily Shisko with live works by Merav Tzur and Taser Island
An immersive multi-media exhibition, Water World takes viewers on a journey through environments that posits ideas about our physical state of water and our deep consciousness that reflect our relationships with this important natural resource. Opening Night will feature live performance by Jeff Ray's Taser Island and a performance art piece throughout the night, 'Bliss DripsH20 Boutique,' with Merav Tzur exploring the commodification of water.
Water World features 7 artists' innovative and interactive sound sculptures and light installations, Water World invites viewers to enter a fog-drenched imaginary seashore anchored by Jeff Ray's 'Ark and Surroundings', which envisions a post-apocalyptic world with boats and bridges as living structures, with multi-media works and a 15-foot pipe organ-outfitted sail boat; and, Reenie Charrière's 'Sirens,' featuring sounds and dress-like tapestries and seaweed and barnacle-like extensions from plastic found all over the world, linking The Odyssey's mythological sirens to the ongoing accumulation of plastic in the oceans and waterways.
Diving into the mind's conscious, the back room submerges you underwater with light-activated installation, including the oceanic cave-like surroundings of Gene Felice's 'Oceanic Scales,' which uses LED-phytoplankton that react to changing temperatures, pH and elements of the Monterrey Bay. Mary Franck and Kadet Kuhne's 'As Machines Shine,' is an interactive sound and projection-mapped archipelago or colony of cells that is a meditation on our macro/micro humanities. Jean Tarantino's 'Imagination Water Change' showers viewers in a cascade of voices that explore our intimate notions about water. Finally, Re*Colectivo's 'El Odor del Agua' video installation investigates access to clean water through the eyes of women in rural México.
Further, the exhibition invites you underground into your deep unconscious for Shane Myrbeck & Emily Shisko's 'Surface Tension,' a circular ambisonic loudspeaker array installation based on a central metaphor of the behavior of water when an object is dropped into it. Its narrative follows the impact (creation); the propagation (exploration and growth); the distortion (turmoil and conflict); and dissipation (peace, resolution). Ultimately, participants imagine our own states of being through immersive sound.
Alter Space (View)
1158 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103