Don’t miss this very special Field Guide in connection with Osaka-based artist Tetsuya Umeda’s one-night-only sound and installation performance, It been moving at first. Facilitator Burke Jam, whose own artistic and teaching practice in sound, new media, and technology concerns relationships among physical place, environmental sound, and perception, will help audiences contextualize Umeda’s performance and sound art more broadly, including sound’s range of qualities—space, time, volume, texture, mass, rhythm, loops, and drones—and its relationship to objects, human interaction and manipulation, the ephemeral, and the unheard. Together we will explore questions such as: How do we hear, and how does this implicate us? What do we tune into, or out of, and why? How does sound place us, make us feel, manipulate us through perception, perspective, or place?

Space is limited to 30 participants. Register on a first-come, first-served basis to [email protected] with name, phone number, email, mailing address, and number of attendees Field Guide is free, but a ticket to the performance ($12 Member/$15 General) is required.

About Field Guide

PICA’s signature public engagement series, Field Guide allows audiences to cross disciplines, investigate ideas and forms, and discover and discuss contemporary art and performance through guided workshops, focused explorations of an artist’s work, and dialogue and connection with other participants. Facilitated by a guest artist or scholar, each session includes a preview workshop, group viewing of an exhibition or performance, and debrief conversation that more deeply contextualizes the art and artists of our time.