Bonnie Jones premieres samesame, a multichannel electronic music, sonic counter-narrative. Using field recordings, circuit-bent electronics, samples, and historical recordings, samesame considers how the specificities of our individual experience and perception of the world are reflected and refracted within geopolitical and historical conditions.
Bonnie Jones (b.1977) is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. She was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, along with Suzanne Thorpe she co-founded TECHNE, an organization that develops anti-racist, feminist workshops that center on technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. She has received commissions from the ICA in London and Walters Art Museum in Baltimore and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. She was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Born in South Korea, Jones was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore and Providence, on the lands of the Susquehannock, Piscataway, Algonquian, and Narrangansett.
Presented in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago; organized in conjunction with the exhibition, Monochrome Multitudes
Workshop: In this informal session, Bonnie Jones and participants consider her Lampo Folio score, Tetraphobia: a ritual for a now. She asks you to remember and briefly perform a sound from childhood. If you can’t attend in person, perform your sound for Bonnie by calling (845) 445-7587. Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #826. Sunday, December 11, 12 p.m.–12:30 p.m.