Community Perceptions of Homelessness
Join internationally renowned artist and sculptor Trimpin and PATH WITH ART artists for an evening of poetry, visual art, and music. Together, they explore their collaborative work Hear & Now
, currently on display at the Goethe Pop Up Space in Capitol Hill. This sound sculpture -- mobile, tumultuous, kinetic – speaks to the immediacy of the homelessness crisis in Seattle. Those experiencing homelessness often report feeling unseen, unheard. The sculpture screams to be seen and heard, pulls focus, demands your attention. The artists creatively convey the experience of living without a place to call home, with the intention of building empathy across social and cultural boundaries. Hear & Now
is thus a metaphor for being in constant transition and attempts to translate the chaos of living in homelessness.
About PATH WITH ART
PATH WITH ART transforms the lives of people in recovery from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma, by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.
About the Artist
Born in Germany in 1951, Trimpin moved to Seattle, Washington in 1980 in search of found objects from the aviation and technology sectors that he could repurpose for art installations. Since then, he has become widely recognized as a kinetic sculptor, sound artist and musician, and his work can be seen through many commissions and public art projects in the Puget Sound region, across the country and around the world. Recipient of numerous awards and grants, Trimpin was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Award in 1997. 2019 is his fourth year working with PATH WITH ART students.
Attendance is free, but space is limited so we kindly ask everyone to register in advance via Eventbrite
The event is co-presented with PATH WITH ART.