Community Perceptions of Homelessness
In the summer of 2017, artist and musician Trimpin and Path with Art
student artists--adults with lived experiences of homelessness, trauma, and addiction--began collaboratively envisioning, designing, and creating a kinetic sound sculpture, constructed from a wagon built by Trimpin's father, during his childhood in Germany. Hear & Now
blends sculpture, poetry, electronic composition and performance with the aim to “unpack” the human experiences encompassed in homelessness. In Trimpin’s words, the piece is “a metaphor for being in constant transition.”
Trimpin composed a number of scores based on notations and recordings developed in workshops with the student artists.
This summer, the “Wägeli” stops at the Goethe Pop Up Seattle. During its exhibition, viewers are invited to activate the sculpture by pressing the play button situated next to the object.
About Path with Art
Path with Art transforms the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability. They envision a world where arts engagement is recognized as transformative - connecting the individual with self, the self with community, and communities with society. In this world, the power of arts engagement is available for all.