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Thingamajigs launches East Bay: Redline Redefined

Thingamajigs launches East Bay: Redline Redefined
Thingamajigs launches East Bay: Redline Redefined

Festival Details - "Thingamajigs launches East Bay: Redline Redefined"...

Start: Saturday, October 8, 2022 11:00AM
End: Sunday, October 9, 2022 4:00PM

Thanks to the generous support of California Arts Council and Bill Graham Foundation. Admission is FREE to the sound walk and launch party. Thingamajigs presents Redline Redefined, a new multi-year project that investigates, narrates and celebrates our formally red-lined neighborhoods. Thingamajigs has curated a program of audio and visual pieces designed to transport audiences from their home to the streets of Oakland and Berkeley. Featuring eight of the East Bay's most exciting performing artists, events scheduled include soundwalks, live performances, video narratives, poetry readings and an online interactive map. A diverse group of local artists are participating in the project, including performance artist Theresa Wong, Oakland’s Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, and instrument inventor Sudhu Tewari. Redlining is the systematic practice of denying people financial and other services based on where they lived. In the 1930s, the federal government carved The East Bay into a series of puzzle pieces--imaginary lines were drawn down streets, dividing neighborhoods, families, and entire populations of residents. Redline Redefined project artists explore the balance between the past and present and encourages all of us to to take a second look at who is included and excluded from conversations about development in modern-day East Bay. Come join us in Oakland for an exciting in person launch of East Bay: Redline Redefined filled with live performances, premier film screenings, and artist talks happening through October. SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE October 8, 2022 Oakland, CA - Redline Redefined Sound Walks Participants with different vision, hearing, mobility, or accessibility needs, email erica@thingamajigs.org to arrange accommodations. 11:00 AM: Bike around Oakland with Suki O’Kane Hop on your bike to explore five locations in the historic Brooklyn and Clinton townships of Oakland with artist Suki O'Kane, who made graphic scores and soundscapes from her field recordings and research of the 1937 Holc maps of these areas. This flat route is slow-paced, family friendly, with frequent stops for a bit of history and plant identification, some deep listening, and conversations about how the red line has always been, and continues to be redefined by people, cultures, and the natural world itself. This round trip starts at 11AM from the Fruitvale BART taxi stand and will last 60-90 minutes. Bring your bike, water, hat, headphones, and smart phone loaded with the Redline Redefined website. 2:00 PM: Explore sounds with Gabby Wen Join us at the parking lot and meeting room of the Golden Gate Branch Library to gather and view Commons Archive's publications, listen to sound artist Gabby Wen's compositions made solely with field recordings made in the Golden Gate neighborhood, exchange stories, and enjoy some sweets before heading for a short, intentional walk to listen closely to the sounds of the neighborhood. We will walk to Temescal Creek Park and listen/sing/make weird sounds to the creek that's buried underground but has a small opening covered by a grate near the entrance of the park. Trip starts at 2PM: Golden Gate Branch Library 5606 San Pablo Ave. Oakland, CA 94608 Nearby bus stops: San Pablo Ave. & 56th St, San Pablo Ave. & Stanford Ave., bus lines: 72, 72M, 72R, 802. The closest BART station is MacArthur. October 9th, 2022 1PM: Redline Redefined Launch party Shapeshifters Cinema 567 5th St. Oakland, CA 94607 Artists include, Sudhu Tewari, Theresa Wong, Katy Luo, Ayodele Nzinga, Suki O’Kane, Gabby Wen, Maxi Himpe and Hallie Smith. Further details can be found online at http://www.thingamajigs.org/redline-redefined About Thingamajigs Thingamajigs is a genre-crossing arts organization that promotes music and other art forms created with made and found materials or alternate tuning systems. Our mission is to develop and nurture the exploration of alternate materials and methods of creating sound, as well as promote DIY and MAKER collaborative efforts between arts and local communities. Since 1998, we have presented world premiere works and performances by over 275 local, national, and international artists. Our diverse programs foster a larger curiosity about our world of music and culture throughout the Oakland and San Francisco Bay Area. We offer an annual music festival, in-school and after-school classes, and individual concerts and community workshops throughout the year. Community members of all ages have benefited from our programs by gaining knowledge and experience conceptualizing, designing and building instruments from everyday materials, and learning the value of reusing rather than discarding. We are proud to have Commons Archive and the Golden Gate Branch Library as some of our partners for this project. Thanks to the generous support of California Arts Council and Bill Graham Foundation. Admission is FREE to the sound walk and launch party.
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