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San Diego Art Institute Presents “The Language of Things”

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San Diego Art Institute, a regional contemporary art center in Balboa Park, will launch its 2018 exhibition programming with a dynamic multimedia installation and curated series of events entitled “The Language of Things,” by Roberto Romero-Molino. Inspiring cross-cultural collaboration in the regional art community, this exhibition is a partnership between the San Diego Art Institute and the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), where the artwork originated earlier this year.

Photo by: Olive Creative Strategies, Inc.

The multichannel installations in “The Language of Things” are seeded with sound and/or video that develop in time, so that every second during the exhibition period is a unique moment for the show and the spectator. A surrealistic landscape of electronic birdsong and Stonehenge-like arrangements of television screens, “The Language of Things” takes us deep into the world of perception, peeling back layers of cultural expectation to reveal the wonder and mystery of everyday sounds, images and objects.

Photo by: Olive Creative Strategies, Inc.

The event series will open with a reception and artist talk on Saturday, January 20, with a private members reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a public opening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The community is invited to then participate in a robust series of programs, including listening workshops with the artist, a coding seminar and live electroacoustic and instrumental concerts including San Diego Art of Élan.

A full schedule follows below.

“The Language of Things” Opening Reception and Artist Talk
Saturday, January 20 | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (private reception), 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (open to the public)
$5 admission for one, $8 admission for two

Listening Workshop I
A sound voyage through some of the most relevant sound works for the past century, led by Roberto Romero-Molina
Saturday, January 27 | 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
$5 admission

“The Ecology of Sound: a Collective Exploration of “The Language of Things” with Art of Élan | Concert & Artwork from Art of Élan’s Young Artists program
Tuesday, January 30 | 6 p.m. pre-concert panel discussion, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. concert
$10 admission

Sound Generation I
Demonstration and hands-on introduction to sound generation using hardware and software
Saturday, February 10 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$5 admission, $8 admission for Sound Generation I & II

Audiographs I: Electroacoustic Concert with Instrumental & Electronic Works
Featuring IVAN Velázquez, Amy Cimini, Wilfrido Terrazas and Leah Bowden
Saturday, February 17 | 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5 admission

Introduction to Coding with Code Kitchen at The FRONT Arte Cultura
Participants will learn the basics of coding using Processing, an open source software, to create an interactive artwork or game.
Wednesday, February 21 & Friday, February 23 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
$20 fee (reserve in advance for a limited capacity)

Sound Generation II
Participants are invited to bring any instrument and be part of a duo or small improvisation ensemble.
Saturday, Feb. 24 | 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$5 admission, $8 admission for Sound Generation I & II

Electronic Art: Exhibition & Conversation | Panel Discussion and Networking Mixer at San Diego City College
Panelists include Roberto Romero-Molina, Justin Manor and Margaret Noble. Moderator is Francisco Eme.
Tuesday, March 6 | 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free admission

Audiographs II: Multimedia Concert with Sound & Video Works
Featuring Gaspar Peralta, Joao Pedro Oliveira, Caroline Miller and Lyndsay Bloom
Saturday, March 10 | 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5 admission

Listening Immersion Workshop at San Diego City College
A sound voyage through some of the most relevant sound works for the past century, led by Roberto Romero-Molina
Wednesday, March 14 | 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Free admission

“The Language of Things” Closing Reception
Saturday, March 17 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
$5 admission

Photo by: Olive Creative Strategies, Inc.

For more information about “The Language of Things” and San Diego Art Institute, visit www.sandiego-art.org. Be sure to share your experiences of “The Language of Things” on social through Facebook.com/SanDiegoArtInstitute, Instagram @SanDiegoArtInstitute, and Twitter @SanDiegoArtInst.

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