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