Coaxial Arts Foundation Presents: Kamau Amu Patton on Dublab “Third Cinema” Listening Sessions

Coaxial Arts Foundation Presents artist in resident Kamau Amu Patton

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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?


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.

  • July 31, 2020
  • 3:00 pm
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