moCa Cleveland seeks Attendants to Assist with Sonic Blossom,
a Unique Performance-based Art Project
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Sonic Blossom is an interactive performance installation by renowned artist Lee Mingwei. The work features a vocalist who circulates the gallery, selects a guest, and publicly gives them “the gift of song” by performing his or her choice from a repertoire of five Franz Schubert Lieder. The work seeks to generate intimate moments of catharsis, joy, and connection among strangers.
Sonic Blossom has been presented in Seoul, Tokyo, Beijing, Boston, Taipei, New York, Sydney, Auckland, Frankfurt, Singapore, Washington DC, Paris, and Jakarta. It was selected as “The Best Classical Music of 2015” and “The Best in Art of 2015” in The New York Times for its presentation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information about Lee Mingwei, including project details and photos, visit www.leemingwei.com.
Lee talks about the project Sonic Blossom in these YouTube videos:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJFCVQg8sYw
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (2016): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n_sVCbZp2k
National Gallery Singapore (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KncHwkwWTBU
The Attendant plays a vital support role in Sonic Blossom, accompanying the vocalist through the gallery, playing the required accompaniment on an MP3 player, and assisting the singers in putting on and taking off an elaborate performance cloak.
The ideal candidate will be:
Lee Mingwei: You Are Not a Stranger will be on view March 15 – August 11, 2019
Sonic Blossom performance schedule:
Saturday, April 27 – 5-11pm (debut at moCa 50th Anniversary Gala)
Sunday, April 28 – 1-4pm
Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5 – 1-4pm
Friday, May 10 – Sunday, May 12 – 1-4pm
Friday, May 17 – Sunday May 19, 1-4pm
Please send a letter of interest, resume or CV, and completed availability survey (below) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 31, 2019.
An honorarium of $50 per performance day will be provided ($100 for Saturday, April 27).
Please indicate the dates you would be available to participate in Sonic Blossom:
|Day||Date||Start time||End time||Available?|
|Saturday||April 27||5:00 PM||11:00 PM|
|Sunday||April 28||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Friday||May 3||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Saturday||May 4||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Sunday||May 5||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Friday||May 10||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Saturday||May 11||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Sunday||May 12||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Friday||May 17||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Saturday||May 18||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
|Sunday||May 19||1:00 PM||4:00 PM|
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