Exhibition | Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble | Contemporary Art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art | Santa Barbara | Art Week

Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble

Share this

Categories:

Exhibition Type:

How many artists: 
1

Country:

Date: 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 to Sunday, 15 September 2019

Ensemble is the title of a new multimedia installation by Los Angeles-based sound and performance artist, Chris Kallmyer. The exhibition centers around a sculptural instrument created specifically for the exhibition comprised of raw timber and handmade bells that functions as a communal bell-ringing instrument, or carillon. The instrument, activated by a group of individuals, employs a method of making music by non-musicians that blends collective listening with lively communal rituals and meditation practice. Presented in SBMA’s Preston Morton Gallery and including a selection of musical scores developed by the artist, related drawings, and a video projection documenting the inaugural staging of the instrument, Ensemble serves as an oasis for contemplation and exploration.  Accompanied by a series of sound and meditation workshops, the exhibition functions as a production and rehearsal space—part laboratory and part sanctuary—made active by various participants throughout the exhibition’s duration. The exhibition serves as an active studio for Kallmyer to further explore the post-Fluxus poetics of everyday objects, what happens when audience-turns-performer, and what we collectively seek from the experience of listening.

Image: Commonfield Clay, Performance by Chris Kallmyer, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO, 2015. Photograph by Carly Ann Faye.

Curator ( Name ):

Artist ( Name ):

Telephone: 
8059634364
Venue ( Address ): 

1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Add new comment

Other shows from Santa Barbara Museum of Art

view
The Observable Universe: Visualizing the Cosmos in Art
09/29/2019 to 01/12/2020
view
On the Road Again: Japan’s Tōkaidō in Prints and Paintings
07/07/2019 to 10/20/2019
view
Salt and Silver: Early Photography 1840 - 1860
09/08/2019 to 12/08/2019
view
Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble
05/19/2019 to 09/15/2019

Pages

 

Related Shows This Week

view
Welcome Featured Artist Beverly Carlson-Bradshaw
09/07/2020 to 08/31/2021
view
DISINTEGRATION: Martin Adalian
06/01/2021 to 08/31/2021
view
Vessels: New Berlin Crafts
06/19/2021 to 07/04/2021
view
Global Adventure Memories; A Photography Exhibition by Robert Concienne
06/10/2021 to 07/10/2021
view
Welcome Heather Philp!
04/20/2021 to 04/30/2022
view
Welcome Tom Mulqueen
02/11/2021 to 01/31/2022
view
Welcome Featured Artist Sue MacLeod-Beere
11/06/2020 to 10/31/2021
view
"Kind of blue" by Benoît Trimborn
05/29/2021 to 06/20/2021

Pages