What Gets Amplified
Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, and an installation artist. He performs regularly as a solo artist as well as with numerous ensembles in the Southwest USA, and is also a member of the American Indian arts collective Postcommodity. He lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He has presented his work in different contexts at Vancouver Art Gallery, ABC No Rio, REDCAT, La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale Musica, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and The Kennedy Center among other traditional and non-traditional venues. His work with Postcommodity will be featured in the upcoming Whitney Biennial and documenta 14.
For his GIDEST seminar, Raven will present sound works, music compositions, and installations from his body of work that are enacted in public spaces, non-conventional venues, and rural communities. His artworks utilizing noise, uncomfortable silences, and reimagined ceremony will be discussed as a way to envision the potential of durational actions. How can artists contribute to disruptions of social spaces and interchanges by creative shared experiences?