Elevator Music 27
Kamau Amu Patton

Elevator Music 27 features a new work by New York based artist Kamau Amu Patton. Elevator Music 27 assembles a group of analogue video monitors that present streams of geometric abstraction and video feedback with synthesized sound. The installation envelopes visitors, activating the tangible surfaces of the elevator by covering the walls and floors with elastic materials and filling the interstitial spaces of the environment with light and sound. Elevator Music 27 builds on Patton’s investigations into the electromagnetic spectrum and audible material as a social and aesthetic phenomena.

Kamau Amu Patton is an interdisciplinary artist whose work investigates the generative intersection of sound, light and electronics. He received his BA in Sociology from the the University of Pennsylvania, and his MFA from Stanford University in 2007.

Patton has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Queens Nails Annex in San Francisco, Machine Project in Los Angeles, and Tilton Gallery in New York. He has worked collaboratively on artists’ projects at MOMA in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Patton was a 2010-2011 Artist-in-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Recent group exhibitions include the 2010 SECA Art Award exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the fall of 2011 and the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival, Los Angeles in 2012.
Exhibition Name
Elevator Music 27
Kamau Amu Patton
Exhibition Type
Solo Exhibitions
Elevator Music Series
Jul 5, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
Elevator Music 27: Kamau Amu Patton is curated by Head Designer and Media Specialist Patrick O'Rourke in collaboration with the artist, Kamau Amu Patton.
Kamau Amu Patton
Student Staff
Max Seiler
Exhibitions Assistant, Collections Assistant, Digital Media Assistant, Education Assistant for College and Public Programs
Layla Muchnik
Imaging Assistant
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