Remembering to Remember: Experiments in Sound
Night 3 Performance: Sholeh Asgary + Nyokabi Kariuki
performance documentation: Tojo Andrianarivo
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Curated by Roya Amirsoleymani and Felisha Ledesma, Remembering to Remember: Experiments in Sound is a multifaceted program of 15+ international, national, and local artists spanning six live performances; five newly commissioned multichannel compositions; four film/video works at the intersection of sound and moving image; and one month of artist residencies, community workshops, and public engagements. The container for this breadth of programming is an exhibition that will be on view at PICA from February 17 to March 19, 2023. Artists include Adee Roberson, Alison O’Daniel, bone lattice, Crystal Quartez, Hiro Kone, Kite & Robbie Wing, Lucy Liyou, Nivhek, Nyokabi Kariũki, Reese Bowes, Saint Abdullah, Sholeh Asgary, Synth Library Portland, Takashi Makino, and Tomoko Sauvage. Remembering to Remember is a collection and collision of impressions and inquiries. It recognizes the rich histories and vibrant communities of sound art in Portland while offering a dynamic experience of new and recent work in experimental sound across forms by artists from around the world.
March 5, 2023, the final night of performances for Remembering to Remember: Experiments in Sound showcased Sholeh Asgary (Oakland, CA) and Nyokabi Kariũki (Nairobi, Kenya; Baltimore, MD; New York, NY). Iranian-born Asgary's expansive practice includes immersive works, live performances, and participatory scores and uses visual, sound, and collective processes. Asgary also facilitated a MAJLES workshop on Monday, March 6, at PICA.