Walker Art Center

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Composition for Photoelectric Array and Ambient Light

Part of Machine Project: Summer Jubilee Field Days, Machine Project

Sound artist Kamau performs live on the Open Field using the sun’s rays. Via solar panels and a light-to-frequency converter, you’ll be able to listen to sounds composed by measuring the rays of the sun as the light changes throughout the day. As a favor to Kamau, please refrain from doing any raindances until at least Friday, July 29.

Kamau Patton

is a visual artist and art educator. He graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sociology. He received his MFA from Stanford University in the Spring of 2007. Patton has exhibited his work in solo shows at Machine Project in Los Angeles, Queens Nails Annex in San Fransisco and at Tilton Gallery in New York. Patton has worked on numerous community based art projects for organizations such as The San Francisco Art Institute, The School House, The Museum of Children’s Art, Southern Exposure and The Richmond Art Center. He has worked on public art projects commissioned by The San Francisco Arts Commission, The City of Walnut Creek, The City of San Jose, and Creative Time. He has also worked collaboratively on artists’ projects at the MoMA in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Patton recently presented an intermedia performance project at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and is currently an A.I.R. at the Studio Museum in Harlem. He is also a recipient of the 2010 SFMOMA SECA award and will present work in the award exhibition at the museum in December of 2011.

Funding

Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by

Open Field is sponsored by

Major support is provided by the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation.