Title

Wall of Song: Hallelujah

Publication Date

1-20-2017

Document Type

Exhibition

Exhibition/Performance Dates

Ongoing

Department

Art and Art History

Abstract

Originally co-founded by artists Mel Day and Michael Namkung, Wall of Song Project began as a participatory, evolving video installation and live singing event that invited people—no matter their ability to carry a tune—to record themselves singing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. Hundreds of participants’ faces were layered together into a growing democratic chorus and video installation—such that no one voice or face stood out. In this time of great unknowing and uncertainty, this was a different kind of wall that brought us together.

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Dates and locations exhibited:
January 20–21, 2017; Launch at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; Project Space; San Jose, CA
January 21, 2017; “Directed Actions” Live Film Series; Curated by Robin Bell; Logan Fringe Arts Space; Trinidad Theatre; Washington, DC
February, 2017; CTRL Art Festival; Projects Contemporary Art Space; Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 5–19, 2017; 100 Days Action Residency; Southern Exposure Art Gallery; San Francisco, CA
April 8, 2017; Hammer Theater; San Jose Paseo Prototyping Festival, CA
July 25, 2017; Grace Cathedral; San Francisco, CA

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