Your invited to join the UW College of Built Environments and the Seattle Art Museum for a fantastic lecture:
Theaster Gates: To Play a People’s Music
This night, we will play and sing songs.
We will reflect and breathe together.
We will remember why sentiment was a necessary political tactic.
The nostalgic, the desperate and the mundane worked perfectly for love, revolution and trans-national belief accumulation.
It is melodic word, not just the spoken, that gives soul-power. Sound all alone has done so much. I want to be funk and gospel and soul.
I am curious about yourselves and how the podium might move us all if we ride together. 2 turntables and a mic recomposed. Maybe.
Theaster Gates is an artist with a background in urban planning and religious studies who works across artistic forms to create platforms for engagement and objects of belief. Gates’ solo exhibition, “Theaster Gates: The Listening Room,” is now on view through July 1, 2012 at SAM Downtown. We are pleased to offer this lecture in partnership with the Seattle Art Museum.
To learn more about the lecturer, please visit his website: www.theastergates.com
Event is free and open to the public.