OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE: 8:10pm start time (pending sunset). In the case of inclement weather, the show will be postponed to May 8.

Performer-composer Aine Nakamura and visual artist Olivia Ting have each shared their stories about their respective physical experiences through hearing aids, surgeries and recovery, through memories, bodies, and how these experiences and shapes may become myths and dreams. The stories will unfold spatially and audiovisually through projections on membranes, movement performance, and spatialized voice embodied and reimagined in an outdoor performance.

The two will collaborate on this poetic exploration of renewal and acceptance of change in the courtyard garden at CNMAT.

sound development: Luke Dzwonczyk
special thanks to Jeremy Wagner

Water field recordings and model training conducted by Maar and Gabriel Vigliensoni. Sounds of water and rocks were captured in Cala Llucalcari, Mallorca, in 2022.

Singer, performer and composer Aine E. Nakamura creates her transborder art of voice and body, through her sung voice, movements, and personal ethnography. Her recent solo performances include a Winning Work for Site-Specific Performance focused on war and silk at the 2022 Venice Biennale, and her performance project at Berliner Festspiele's 2022 Theatertreffen focused on recovery. She has presented solo exhibition at The Gallatin Galleries NY, mixed art, performances and compositions at Berlin University of the Arts, The LAB in SF, HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin, Errant Sound, A Concert of Electronic Music in honor of Mario Davidovsky, Dias de Música Electroacústica, the SEAMUS Conference, NYCEMF performed with cellist Madeleine Shapiro, October New Music Festival in Finland performed with MikroEnsemblen, and Abrons Arts Center with the International Contemporary Ensemble. Awardee of the Fulbright Fellowship (Berlin, 2021-2022), The Leo Bronstein Homage Award (NYU), and The Honorable Mention Award for the 2020 Pauline Oliveros New Genre Prize. Aine is a Doctoral student at UC Berkeley and a CNMAT affiliated composer.

After receiving degrees for pre-med Studio Art from Pomona College and for Graphic Design from Art Center College of Design, Olivia Ting worked as a graphic designer in New York City for five years for branding firms such as Ogilvy Mathers, Rockwell, and in-house for Johnson & Johnson. Returning to San Francisco, in the last fifteen years her work expanded to video projection design for dance productions in the Bay Area, for which she had been nominated four times for Isadora Duncan Awards. She has designed permanent exhibit museum experiences for Oakland Museum of California and San Jose Children’s Museum. Her recent audiovisual short film “Into Beethoven’s Soundbox” has been screened internationally in San Francisco and Seoul, Korea. She currently holds art residencies with Leonardo's CripTch Incubator, ThoughtworkArt, and U.C.Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. She received her MFA Art Practice from U.C. Berkeley.

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Sunday, May 7, 2023, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public