Contact: Laurie Lazer: 415.255-5971 or
Email: [email protected]
"LP" - Solo Exhibition, works by Walter Kitundu
Dates of Exhibition
May 12 - June 17, 2006
Friday, May 12, 7-9pm
Wednesday - Saturday, 12-5pm and by appointment
the luggage store gallery
1007 Market Street (near 6th)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: 415. 255 5971
"LP" will be Kitundu's first solo exhibition of sculptures, drawings of ideas, and instruments stemming from his ongoing exploration of the turntable.
For over six years, Kitundu has focused his imagination on discovering the potential of the record player as a medium for sound and artistic expression.
This process has resulted in hand built turntables powered by the wind and rain, fire and earthquakes, birds, light, and the force of the ocean's waves and
tides. He has created a new "family" of instruments called Phonoharps.. Kitundu see the physical properties of a record as being a natural link to the exploration and interpretation of the world around us.
Kitundu's collaborators have included dancer/choreographer Joanna Haigood/Zaccho
Dance, recording artists Douglas Ewart and Meshell N'degeocello. Most recently, he was commissioned by The Kronos Quartet to build instruments and compose.. He
performed last month with the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall.
In 2002, he was part of an engaging three person show at the luggage store with Edgar Arceneaux and Kamau Amu Patton, where he created and installed Mutato Nomine de te Fabula Naratur, a month-long site-specific work that invited a population of urban pigeons to take shelter inside a "creative" enclosure built into the windows of the gallery. Birds would perch inside the built space,Visible outside to the public, but only in the gallery through "looking" holes. The weight of the birds triggered sound installations and turntables inside the
Raised in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, Kitundu performs, composes for dance, theater and films, and teaches multi-disciplinary workshops on sound, imagination and
instrument building. He is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
The Luggage Store's exhibition program is funded in part by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The San
Francisco Arts Commission/Cultural Equity Fund, Grants for the Arts of the Hotel Tax Fund and The San Francisco Foundation.
Additional information available upon request
Official Website: http://www.luggagestoregallery.org
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