MELTED RIOT: Light Aloud, 2023
Presented by Henry Art Gallery
Commissioned by the Henry Art Gallery, MELTED RIOT: Light Aloud features a series of live performances by experimental art band Light Aloud, led by artist Fox Whitney. These at times durational performances are informed by artworks from the Henry’s print and photography collection as a way to meditate on ideas related to light and color. The activation at Seattle Art Fair is a continuation of Fox’s on-going project MELTED RIOT, which investigates the effects peaceful and violent forms of support and sabotage have on the bodies, minds, and spirits of the transgender and queer community. MELTED RIOT softens the word riot (a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd) replacing the word VIOLENT with: somatic, satirical, surreal, psychedelic.
Light Aloud artists approach this interdisciplinary sound + vision experience with the intent of unearthing and/or highlighting the queer and transitional qualities they discover as they zoom in and out of Fox’s scores and research into artworks from the Henry’s collection and the artists’ location inside of the fair. Live streamed and recorded videos of the installation and performances will be on view during the fair at the Henry’s booth.
Live performances will be on July 27, 5:20–5:40pm, July 28, 5–7pm, July 29, 2–4pm, and July 30, 1–3pm.
ARTISTS: WILL COURTNEY, VLADIMIR KREMENOVIĆ, ZARA MARTINA LOPEZ, SHIREEN NORI, KRISTINE ANGELICA MANUEL, OTTO, FOX WHITNEY