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EmoChART World Debut
Opening Saturday, October 29, 7:00-9:00 pm
Closing Event Friday, November 4, 5:30-9:00 pm
2727 California Street: Arts Support Foundation in Berkeley
EmoChART, visual art, musical video, and social practice event, by Lynne-Rachel Altman and Richard Jennings, invites us to check in with ourselves and then share our feelings with others.
Based on a “feelings chart” translated into visual art, a soundtrack, and video projection, EmoChART aims to help us connect, articulate, and visualize emotions by creating a space for reflection and expression of shared feelings.
Developed in response to the COVID pandemic, climate peril, and injustice, the project grapples with collective trauma and aims to depict a portrait of our emotional landscape.
The debut event at Gallery 2727 California provides visitors opportunities to participate in person and features kiln fired cast glass and video projection by visual artist Lynne-Rachel Altman and original music by composer Richard Jennings.
The EmoChART pilot project was partially funded through an individual artists' grant from the City of Berkeley. Altman and Jennings, Berkeley residents and longtime friends, created the Fairy Music Farm at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. EmoChART is their second project together.
About the artists:
Berkeley artist Lynne-Rachel Altman has a background in glass, public art, fine art, industrial design, and social practice. She holds an MFA in Sculpture and Glass with High Distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Altman is currently serving as co-department head of glass kiln casting and coldworking at The Crucible, industrial arts center. Her fine art has been featured in numerous national and international galleries and museums. She has been lead artist on a number of public and artist-initiated architectural projects in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoys exploring the relationship between her studio and social practice. https://www.lynnerachelaltman.com/
Richard Jennings is an award winning composer known for his original musicals, and numerous scores and soundtracks for theater, film, and television. On the cutting edge of electronic music, Jennings was a pioneer in early Moog composition and active in the New Music/Avant Garde movement. He has a background in education, teaching voice and leading electronic programs at a number of colleges and universities. Jennings recently composed the acclaimed music for the current production of Much Ado About Nothing at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and is the Artistic Director and a founder of Musical Cafe, a musical developmental program that has launched some of the Bay Area’s most successful new musicals. https://www.rjmusic.org/home
More about project here:https://www.lynnerachelaltman.com/2727today-proposal