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Chris Duncan: 12 SYMBOLS

March 23, 2018 - March 31, 2018

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12 SYMBOLS, composed by Chris Duncan, is an immersive sound performance and exhibition that metaphorically implicates the energy and patterns of the sun, moon, and the phenomenon of the eclipse to ponder our relationship to the passing of time. Cymbals become Symbols as 12 percussionists engage light, movement, and sound. The physical stage set by the initial performance of 12 SYMBOLS moves through phases throughout the course of the exhibition, welcoming a host of artists from Northern and Southern California alike in a series of performances. The exhibition and performances are dedicated to the loving memory of Paul Clipson, a light and love gone too soon.

Co-presented by VOLUME


Friday March 23rd
Opening and 12 SYMBOLS performance
Performance 8pm

Saturday March 24th
Gallery hours 11AM-5PM
John Davis, Gabie Strong+Christopher Reid Martin, Kevin Corcoran+Cherlyn Hsing-hsin Liu.
Performances 6pm doors

Sunday March 25th
Gallery hours 11AM-5PM
Sarah Davachi, Gregg Kowalsky, Odeya Nini
Performances 6pm doors

Friday March 30th
Gallery hours 11AM-5PM
Julius Smack Ensemble, Tashi Wada + Dicky Bahto
Performances 8pm doors

Saturday March 31st
Gallery hours 11AM-5PM
12 SYMBOLS closing performance
Performances 8pm doors

Chris Duncan is an Oakland California-based artist who employs time, repetition, accumulation and transcendence  as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun, the moon and the ocean as conceptual and compositional prompts for both visual and sonic efforts. He has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. Outside of his studio practice, Duncan, along with his partner Maria Otero, runs LAND AND SEA, a small press and project space in Oakland. Chris Duncan received his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, his MFA from Stanford University, and is represented by Halsey Mckay NY.

VOLUME is a collective of creative individuals dedicated to presenting time-based work by emerging and established artists engaged in sound based practices, including performance, experimental music, field recording, voice, radio, movement, and technology. Through performances, concerts, exhibitions, screenings, and workshops, VOLUME aims at fostering a critical understanding of politics and aesthetics in relation to sound and sound based practices.  As a curating body, VOLUME intends to cultivate social and public activities, contributing to the contemporary sonic arts scene of Los Angeles.

March 23, 2018
March 31, 2018