DATA GARDEN AT ART SPLASH
JULY 29 – AUGUST 3 | AT THE PMA
Next week Data Garden will join the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Art Splash – a summer program for kids at the PMA. From July 29th – August 3rd, Data Garden will present a week of workshops, installation art, and performance pieces inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Three Musicians.
The installation accompanying the week-long schedule of programming is PERSONIFIED, a human-computer interface that allows people to control sound by regulating their own biorhythms by Sound Designer Joe Patitucci and Electronic Artist Sam Cusumano. Kids and grownups are invited to explore the relationship they have with their own bodies through experimentation and musical techniques.
CRAFTING SOUND TOGETHER
WEDNESDAY JULY 30 | 1 – 2PM
AGES 4 AND UP | $10/CHILD
T.A. NADIA BOTELLO
Explore the science of sound and listening, building three handmade instruments, and improvisational sound techniques in this workshop. Guests will leave with the instrument of their creation. Registration is required; space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable. Sign up in person or by calling 215-235-SHOW.
WEDNESDAY JULY 30 | 3 – 4PM
AGES 7 AND UP | $10/CHILD
T.A. NADIA BOTELLO
Explore the science of sound and electricity by building a handmade “victorian oscillator” and deep listening skills. Guests will take home their circuit instruments for further experimentation. Registration is required; space is limited. Tuition is non-refundable. Sign up in person or by calling 215-235-SHOW.
SATURDAY AUG 2 | 1PM
FT. SPACESHIP ALOHA
The three musicians – Christopher Sean Powell, a snake plant, and the audience – will perform original electronic music incorporating sounds generated live by a plant using custom biosensing technology.
more about Data Garden
Data Garden is a journal, record label, and events producer encouraging the discovery of electronic music through the windows of history, science, and community. By researching the heritage of primitive electronic art and exploring the synthesis of biological and digital technologies as a channel of human expression, Data Garden creates a forum where new connections are made. Visit Data Garden on the web here.
more about Art Splash at the PMA
This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s main building will be transformed into a hot spot for kids and their grown-ups. Families can "Meet the Masterpieces" all summer long as ten treasures from the Museum's collection come to life through gallery explorations, studio-art creations, and imaginative play for visitors of all ages. Learn more about the Art Splash programs here.
All images courtesy of Data Garden.