The inaugural AMT Festival (art, technology, music) is a pilot initiative of the San Diego Art Institute in collaboration with the Fleet Science Center and Southwestern College to present a national festival of experimental, electronic, and data-driven ideas in a creative laboratory featuring cutting edge performances, music hacking, and demos that connect artists, students, technologists, researchers, thought leaders, and businesses in a vibrant environment.
Consisting of weekly workshops, where 10 ARTS Empower students and alumni have the opportunity to be individually mentored by professional Art of Élan musicians through unique apprenticeships, the Young Artists in Harmony residency will culminate in two separate performances for the San Diego community. This concert at the San Diego Art Institute will feature world premiere works of originally composed music by all 10 students in an effort to expose new audiences to the transformative power of music written today. San Diego Art Institute will showcase their compositions alongside their concurrent Southern California/Baja Biennial.
“My two latest works – How to Survive a 100-hour Workweek, a piece of musical theater; and Sound Masses for Dark Times, an installation – each use a single potentiometer with Arduino and Max to create a programmable electronic instrument. Each pot is connected to built or foraged appendages that turn this tiny instrument into something larger, physical, and/or surreal, such as a theatrical crank. I'll perform excerpts and extrapolations of both pieces with my instruments.”
San Diego Art Institute's Gearheads series invites local artists and musicians to discuss their customized equipment and the implementation of technology in their creative process. Located at the SDAI Project Space, 141 Horton Plaza next to Victoria's Secret.
2017 “Artist Picked Flicks” film series launches January 25th at SDAI with screening of The Holy Mountain on Wednesday, January 25th from 6pm-8pm. The screenings will take place at San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101. Admission is $5.
San Diego Art Institute is launching its own investigation of a different kind with a new series of events and an accompanying podcast that explore the conspiracy theories, cultural mythologies, mysteries, and legends that are associated with San Diego in one way or another. How do we measure belief and distinguish fact from fiction while a number of questions still hang in the balance, all with the capacity to refute what we accept as truth? How have artists contemplated conspiracy as the subject of their work?
In the past 100 years, dozens of organizations in Balboa Park have inaugurated their groundbreakings, anniversaries, and office parties through stuffing objects in containers for future publics. Yet, the most common response associated with opening these vessels is disappointment, time capsule expert Nicholas Yablon tells us. What does this dual relationship of memorializing and disappointment say about our culture? To ring in Parkeology Season II, we will explore our urge to commemorate in response to the inevitable march of time.
On Saturday, January 28, 2017, SDAI is hosting the third installment from its “MIXTAPE” series, highlighting quality local, national, and international musical acts.
Alice Bag • Hexa • Die Mißbildungen Des Menschen
Nick Mansfield has created an environment where sensory inputs produce the same kinds of emotions, anxiety, heightened sensitivity, and general stress that is felt by those living with PTSD, offering the viewer a unique look into a world often unexplored and misunderstood by the general public, raising awareness of what the world behind the curtain of PTSD looks and feels like
Boiling Process 5: Mythodologies is a group exhibition that unites promising and emerging artists from San Diego, Tijuana and Los Angeles. With this exhibition, the curators suggest a narrative that serves as an alternative to the one told by the big auction houses, major art fairs and biennials, and mega-galleries. This is a narrative that has developed on a much more personal level, whose fragmented contours are not defined by discipline, city, or nationality.
Join SDAI for a celebration of wonder and curiosity, art and science, to celebrate the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by New York taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato. This illuminating and enchanting celebration is for everyone—makers, collectors, beginners, the more experienced, and anyone who has ever been curious about this interesting and obscure art. In their new book Stuffed Animals: A Modern Guide to Taxidermy, published by The Countryman Press (W.W. Norton), Divya and Katie demystify the practice of taxidermy, shatter stereotypes, and make taxidermy accessible to all. Committed to sustainable sourcing and wildlife conservation, the authors are part of the vanguard of young taxidermists who bring new life to this age-old craft.