Kamau Amu Patton: TEL

Coaxial Arts Foundation Presents Kamau Amu Patton on Dublab: Third Cinema listening sessions

Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 2020 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Third Cinema addresses the neocolonialist dilemma. What is a contemporary sonic cinema of subversion? Is there the possibility of a revolutionary sonics in the age of attention economics? Anti- cinema is left with a paradox, survive within or subvert. This program includes recordings of social justice meetings, community meetings, workshops, speeches, traditional songs and poetry from different civil rights leaders from the Black and Brown movements.

Third Cinema listening sessions engage issues of civil rights, social justice and community.

What is the nature of the techno commons? Does listening have borders?

Saturday July 18th: Virtual Opening for 3D gallery installation & Drive-by IRL Opening at Coaxial 7pm

Friday July 24th & Saturday July 25th: Twitch Performances at 9-10pm 

Livestreaming on: https://www.twitch.tv/coaxialarts

Tel is a platform for performance, study, and contemplation that questions how the nature of memory has changed in relation to the encroachment of cyberspace, telematics, and transmission technologies. The project name refers to the archeological term for a mound formed by the accumulated remains left by communities occupying a site over time. Tel is experienced through a myriad of disciplines: past iterations have been presented as transmissions, walks, conversations, engagement with archives, and a publication series.

Kamau Amu Patton is an interdisciplinary artist and an educator whose projects take form through engagement with archives, documents, stories, and sites. His work was shown in 2012 as part of Pacific Standard Time and in 2013 as part of the Machine Project Field guide to LA Architecture. As a member of the Lone Wolf Recital Corps, Patton has performed at the Tang Museum in 2012, at the Block Museum and at the Arts Incubator in Washington Park in 2013. In 2016 Patton performed in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Shape of Co- to- Come symposium and exhibition. In 2017, Patton co-organized recitals in conjunction with the exhibition Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps, curated by Akili Tommasino at the Museum of Modern Art. In September 2017, he installed an iteration of his ongoing project, Tel at the Tang Museum. In 2019, Patton’s public art commission with the Bowman Montessori School in Palo Alto, CA, was open to the public. Patton is a 2020 Creative Capital Grant Awardee.


Coaxial's 2020 residency program is supported by grants from the following organizations:

Pasadena Arts AllianceCity of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA)mediaThe foundation

COAXIAL SUMMER SERIES 2020 Saturdays 9:00PM PDT July 4 – August 29

COAXIAL SUMMER SERIES 2020 Saturdays 9:00PM PDT July 4 - August 29

Streaming weekly on https://twitch.tv/coaxialarts

Beginning this Saturday, July 4th, we will be streaming weekly programs comprised of artist-led workshops, video lectures, video art creations, sound & music performances, and much more. We reached out to a long list of some of our favorite artists to see what they have been working on while isolated. We collected and curated a cache of new work generated recently or for this series in artists' homes and studios. This series aims to supplement the in-person platforms which we developed this space to offer but must step back from due to the global pandemic. We are extremely excited and honored to showcase a vast array of provocative new work from vector synthesis to socio-political panel discussions to hardware techno. Set an alarm and tune in weekly from 9PM til late for hybrid programs of diverse video works and musical manifestations.


* This series will not air on July 18th and 25th, when we will be streaming work by our artist in residence Kamau Amu Patton.

Thank you to J. Paul Getty Trust and the California Community Foundation for the support. We could not have done this programming without the help from the LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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