audiotheque.924ON THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE
Part 2 ... As an artist, I wanted a venue to test ideas related to sound, architecture and social interaction. Lincoln Road was the perfect location for this in that the project could be unassuming while in an area that was heavily transited.
I also wanted the chance to collaborate with other colleagues willing to entertain the premise of my experiments. Together we produced over 30 installations in the span of about four years. They were all well received in spite of their content often unfamiliar and unlike anything else on Lincoln Road. We had no complaints from the general public. At least nobody called the cops on us.
Furthermore, a visionary and symbiotic partnership between SFCA [isaw+subtropics] and ArtCenter Sound Florida flourished around the Listening Gallery project as a byproduct of our KAC grant. LG ran nonstop until mid 2015 when ArtCenter sold its 800-810 building and became one of the best endowed nonprofits in Miami.
Happily, the relationship between our organizations continues now even stronger and manifested in Audiotheque—our intimate sound studio space located at 924 Lincoln Road—where we currently run all of our public programs and where all of the Listening Gallery installations were created. Thanks again to KF.
My deepest gratitude to Alberto Ibarguen, Dennis Scholl, and Victoria Rogers of the Knight Foundation and to their staff, for believing in our idea, and for their foresight, commitment and generosity to the arts in our community. May KF continue to support research and development in the arts as far as the eye can see.
Finally, my recommendation to you all:
submit your 2017 proposal right away!
Best of luck to all,
Sound Artist, Artistic Director
Subtropics Biennial and Audiotheque
@knightfdn #knightarts Knight Foundation ArtCenter/ South Florida subtropics.org Isaw Subtropics
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