In its sixth year, SoundWalk2009, taking place on October 3rd, is an annual art event produced by the Long Beach artist group, FLOOD. The evening operates under the concept of a one-night multi-sensory experience as conveyed through sound art that is situated in various indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the East Village Arts District in Downtown Long Beach.
SoundWalk has become an international event with participants running the gamut from respected figures current in the international scene (Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Lithuania, New Zealand, Singapore et. al.) to up and coming local artists. In addition to the event itself, SoundWalk also sponsors a performance series that serves both as a lead up to the event proper as well as a post-event reflection.
This year, FLOOD will be exploring “connectivity” by expanding both geographically and conceptually. The activation of 1st Street as a “sound corridor” will connect the Arts District with Pine Avenue, thus offering both participants and attendees interesting new contexts in which to exhibit and to experience art set forth in sound.
It has been FLOOD's aim to raise awareness as well as engender an appreciation for alternative artistic practices by exposing audiences, along with the larger community, to aesthetic sensibilities and innovative approaches that exist outside those of the contemporary mainstream.
WHAT: Sound Art Event "SoundWalk 2009", a one-night event of sound installations by over 50 local and international sound artists.
WHERE: Throughout the area encompassed by Broadway, Atlantic Avenue, Ocean Boulevard, and Elm Street with a sound corridor on 1st Street that will connect the East Village and Pine Avenue. The art is exhibited in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.
WHEN: Saturday, October 3, 2009 from 5–10pm
PARKING: Metered parking is available on the street; additional parking is also available in the parking lot at the NE corner of Broadway and Elm Ave.
The artist group, FLOOD has been working on installation projects for the last six years. FLOOD is interested in testing the limits of artistic expression through collaboration and experimentation within a variety of artistic genres. Current members of FLOOD are Kamran Assadi, Frauke von der Horst, Shelley RuggThorp, Shea M Gauer, and Marco Schindelmann.