Asha Tamirisa & Jake Meginsky
As part of ArtScienceConverged, the 24th Experiment of Le Laboratoire –– which offers experiences aimed at sparking creative action around a sustainable and inclusive future –– we invited two sound artists to create original works for one of the great areas of mystery and exclusion in our culture –– the restroom. Asha Tamirisa and Jake Meginsky each created a sound experience within an ArtScience restroom to explore these themes, and we invite all of our guests to explore their sound in the restroom that matches their gender identity.
by Asha Tamirisa & Jake Meginsky on display from Monday, June 17, 2017
free viewing as part of the ArtScienceConverged Summer Series
Asha Tamirisa is a sound and media artist most interested in audiovisual composition, instruments and interfaces, and gender, race, and technology. Her work has been presented at venues such as the ICA Boston, UnionDocs, The Tank, Spectrum, I-Park Foundation, WomanMade Gallery, and on festivals/series such as Punto Y Raya, OFFoff, Magic Lantern Cinema, the Drone Cinema Film Fest, and Altered States Film Festival. She has released music on Private Chronology and on Pan Y Rosas. She is a founding member of OPENSIGNAL, a group of artists concerned with the state of gender and race within electronic / computer based art practices. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Computer Music and Multimedia while pursuing an M.A. in Modern Culture and Media at Brown University.
Electronic Musician, Percussionist and Composer Jake Meginsky has collaborated and performed with such artists as Milford Graves, Alvin Lucier, Joan Labarbara, Vic Rawlings, Greg Kelley, Bhob Rainey, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, William Parker, Daniel Carter, Paul Flaherty, Arthur Brooks, Bill Nace, and John Truscinski. David Keenan called Meginsky’s debut 2014 solo record, L’appel Du Vide, “a hallucinatory electro percussion masterpiece” and in the WIRE Magazine review of the album, Nick Cain wrote, “the album uses little more than a couple of sounds, extracting often head-spinning complexity from a minimum of means.” Art In America Magazine says, “Meginsky’s digital concrète takes percussion to outer extremes.” His new solo release, Seven Psychotropic Sinewave Palindromes, was listed in FACT Magazine’s top 25 albums of 2016.
ArtScienceConverged is the 24th experiment of Le Laboratoire, and a public introduction to the inaugural World Frontiers Forum, a global initiative aimed at sparking creative action around a sustainable and inclusive human future. The cultural exhibition blends the Lab's futurist experimentation with the culinary program of Café ArtScience. Artists, scientists, engineers, designers and other creators bring to the public performances, exhibitions, and conversations at 15 frontiers of tomorrow, ranging from biology to architecture, transportation and contemporary art. In the future of a sustainable human experience all frontiers merge.