The Deeper Half Blue: A Workshop with Joe Namy

Wed., Dec. 4, 1 – 3 p.m.
Admission is free * RSVP requested
Minnesota Museum of American Art

Participants will explore various approaches to art-making with a focus on sound as a tool for transformation, engaging in exercises and discussions around the politics of music/sound, framed by the poetics embedded in Namy’s installation, Half Blue.

You don’t need to be an artist to participate, but you should be open to creating something in a collaborative setting with guidance from Namy. This event is free to attend, however priority registration will be given to IBPOC attendees. Attendance will be capped at 12 participants, so register soon! It’s requested that you attend the full three hours, if possible.

Joe Namy (b. 1978, Lansing) is a media artist, composer, and educator based between London and Beirut. He completed an MFA from New York University, was part of the inaugural class of the Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program where he now teaches, and has independently studied jazz, Arabic, and heavy metal drumming. His work often addresses identity, memory, and power structures embedded in sound/music, and has been shown internationally in galleries, museums, film festivals, and public performances.