Please join us from 3-4 PM on Thursday 1 March 2018 in the Faculty of Music at the University of Oxford for a talk by sound artist and composer Keith Obadike.
In this talk Keith Obadike will present recent artworks done with his partner Mendi Obadike. Over the last twenty years the Obadikes have created work for museums, galleries and public spaces. These projects range from site specific sound installations and a recent soundwalk app to data sonification works.
Keith Obadike is an American artist and composer who works with collaboratively with writer Mendi Obadike. Together Mendi + Keith Obadike make art, music, and literature. They have exhibited and performed at The New Museum in New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art , and The Museum of Modern Art. Their projects include a series of large-scale public sound art works: Blues Speaker (for James Baldwin) at The New School (commissioned by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics with Harlem Stage), Free/Phase at the Chicago Cultural Center and Rebuild Foundation, and Compass Song (commissioned by Times Square Arts). Their recent gallery exhibitions include Numbers Station [Furtive Movements] at RYAN LEE Gallery, NYC and the group show Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at The Whitechapel Gallery, London. Their honors include a Rockefeller New Media Arts Fellowship, Pick Laudati Award for Digital Art, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award Biennial Award.
Keith received a BA in Art from North Carolina Central University and an MFA in Sound Design from Yale University. He is an associate professor in the Communication Department at William Paterson University and a digital media editor at the journal Obsidian. Mendi received a BA in English from Spelman College and a PhD in Literature from Duke University. She is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute and a poetry editor at Fence Magazine. They both serve as art advisors to the Times Square Alliance and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.
Sound Structures & Site, 3-4 PM, Thursday 1 March 2018, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Free and open to the public. All are welcome.