In and Out of Rhythm - In the Governor's Office
Linda Hutchins: In and Out of Rhythm
Governor's Office, Oregon State Capitol, 2nd floor
900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon
February 14 - April 16, 2014
Opening reception Friday, February 14, 3-4 pm
I'm excited to present this solo exhibition in the Governor's Office, a once-in-a-lifetime honor. For the past two years I've been drawing with both hands, all ten digits at once, sacrificing control for a direct reflection of body symmetry and dynamics. The audible rhythms of my repetitive mark-making have led to cross-disciplinary collaborations involving language, sound, and movement. This exhibition includes the fruits of some of those collaborations.
At the opening reception I will share a rhythm practice that I find completely fascinating, and that resonates with my work. TaKeTiNa (pronounced Tah Keh Tea Nah) is a group process for exploring the body's natural rhythmic potential. Participants step, clap, and chant to create layers of rhythm, with a facilitator introducing changes that allow participants to fall out, and then fall back into rhythm. TaKeTiNa feeds my artistic practice by offering a bridge between the subconscious and the conscious mind, and between the left and right sides of the self. Attendees may join in or observe as they wish; it's participatory, not a performance, and no previous experience is necessary. Many thanks to Mary Kogen and my fellow TaKeTiNa participants for making this possible.— Linda Hutchins, February 9, 2014 /