October 2014

Enchanting Everyday Objects Workshop with Lina Dib & Navid Navab
Saturday, October 4, 2014
2 - 4 PM
at TX/RX Labs
205 Roberts St.
Houston, TX 77003

This 2hr long workshop will introduce participants to the practice of augmenting objects using contact microphones, using a set of pre-prepared objects and software instruments. Participants bring their own objects and try creating a few scenarios with provided mics, software instruments and laptops. Ensembles can be up to 8 "re-voiced" objects. Those with sound editing skills may also design/edit their own sounds to use as raw material. Laptops, some everyday objects and contact mics will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own!

Lina Dib is a 2014-2014 Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident. Her installations and compositions range from the ethnographic to the experimental. She is an affiliate artist at the Topological Media Lab in Montreal and TX/RX Labs in Houston. She has received grants and awards from Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council, AMIDA’s European training program, and Rice University’s Humanities Research Center. Dib has a PhD in Anthropology and is a teaching fellow at Rice University. Recent exhibits and publications include Hirsch Library Project (Museum of Fine Arts Houston), MURMURATIONS (Lawndale Art Center), Sheaf of Times (Rudolph Blume Fine Art; Yerba Buena Gardens; MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia), Microsoundtrack (Pitman Park; Rice University), The Forgetting Dis-ease: Making Time Matter (differences), Of Promises and Prototypes: The Archeology of the Future (LIMN).

Navid Navab is a Montreal based alkemist, composer/improvisor, programmer, and sound designer. A graduate of Ontario Royal Conservatory of Music, Concordia University’s Electroacoustics and Computational Arts program, and McGill Music Technology, he has been working for the past several years creating deeply expressive media instruments synthesizing research at IRCAM, CRIMMT, CNMAT, Topological Media Lab and Matralab. Interested in the poetics of gesture, materiality, and embodiment, his work explores the social lives of objects and the enrichment of their embedded performative qualities. Navid uses gestures, rhythms and vibrations from everyday life as basis for real-time sound generation, resulting in augmented acoustical-poetry that enchants improvisational and pedestrian movements.

TX/RX Labs is Houston’s Hackerspace. They are a project-based team of makers with backgrounds in the creative arts: electronic circuitry, music composition, 3D printing, computer science and security, screenprinting, fashion design and even haute cuisine. TX/RX’s goals are to bring creative people together, to serve as an incubator for imaginative solutions for everyday problems, to make opaque scientific and technical concepts accessible to everyone through education and to provide much-needed services to our community, made possible by the skills and passion of our membership.

27th Annual Día de los Muertos
October 20, 2014 – November 8, 2014

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November 2014

Opening Reception for November 21, 2014 - January 10, 2015 Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, November 21, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Drive • Curated by Joshua Fischer and Katia Zavistovski

After Landscapes • Regan Golden-McNerney

Pulse • Margaret Smithers-Crump

at dawn and dusk • Mari Omori

Also on view...
The People's Plate • Otabenga Jones & Associates

December 2014

Opening Reception for December 13, 2014 - January 10, 2015 Exhibition

Opening Reception
Saturday, December 13, 2014
2 – 4 PM
Artist talk at 2 PM

TIME FRONT • Lauren Moya Ford

January 2015

Opening Reception for January 23 - February 28, 2015 Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, January 23, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Exhibitions by {exurb}, Ryder Richards, Jed Foronda, Stephanie Patton and Ashley Hinson.

Information coming soon...



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