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Soundwave Street Party & SonicPLACE Exhibition Closing Night
Outdoor Multimedia Party in the Minna Tunnel featuring artist Drew Detweiler & Lyès Belhocine, Mobile Projection Unit & DJ Tristes Tropiques, and Closing Night of Interactive Sound Installations Exhibition by UC Santa Cruz's OpenLab/Mechatronics Group.
Celebrate the ending of Soundwave with an outdoor party in the Minna Tunnel behind SF Chronicle Building between Mission/Howard and 5th and Mary Street. Featuring Lumisketch, a multimedia interactive art projection piece created by UCSC’s OpenLab’s Drew Detweiler & Lyès Belhocine that allows participants to paint and graffiti with light using any mobile device on the walls of the Minna Tunnel; video art curated by the Mobile Projection Unit; and supersonic dance party with DJ Tristes Tropiques (Haçeteria). The Soundwave party will light up one of many streets in the neighborhood that night, coinciding with the 2 Blocks of Art celebration in the 6th street art walk corridor and kick-off to the 24 Days of the Central Market Arts Festival.
Begin your adventure at the closing night of SonicPLACE, an innovative site-specific sound installation and exhibition created by Professor Jennifer Parker with the Digital Arts and New Media Program (DANM) Mechatronics Project team and OpenLab at the University of California Santa Cruz. As part of a research collaboration between artists and scientists, SonicPLACE activates place through participation with sound, mechanical devices and interactive play at the Chronicle Building in San Francisco.
The installations react to light, movement, and sound, capturing data and producing a tangible residue of the imprint we leave just by being human. SonicPLACE takes over the thorough-ways where people pass through: the front entryway, hallways, and even some of the windows of the building structure, involving both specific visitors to the site and random passers-by, and asking us, “How do we perceive our invisible connections to the world around us, and at what level are we even aware of them?” SonicPLACE aims to bring questions like these to the forefront of our consciousness, and show us that even when we believe we’re moving in isolation, we are still interacting with the world as a whole.
Drew Detweiler is an interdisciplinary artist that brings his experience as a Theater of the Oppressed activist to interaction design. His intuitive interfaces encourage social interaction and participatory play in public spaces.
Lyès Belhocine is an African artist whose work is at the intersection of design and technological puzzling. His interactive installation work often explores relationships between people, history and multicultural dialogue through the use of music, video and other visuals.
The Mobile Projection Unit (part of the Luggage Store’s Projection Series) offers public audiences from all walks of life the experience of thoughtful, engaging, and/or inspiring contemporary art for free, providing an unexpected and refreshing alternative to the corporate messaging that saturates our public space. The program is funded in part by the San Francisco Arts Commission.
DJ Tristes Tropiques is the driving force behind Haçeteria, a fog and laser fueled monthly dance night presented with Nihar, during which the steamiest electronic dance music vinyl slabs are played, mostly from the era spanning 1986-1993, including Chicago House, Acid, Detroit Techno, Classic Rave, New Beat, Electronic Body Music, Early Trance, Hip-House and more. Haçeteria is also dedicated to highlighting a diverse array of live electronic dance musicians that are breaking new ground while moving bodies on the dance floor.