VIRTUAL FIRST FRIDAY: Alaska River Time Launch
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 6/5/2020.
6/5/2020 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
5 to 7:15 p.m. Friday, June 5Online via ZOOM or the museum’s Facebook page
Join the Anchorage Museum for the launch of Alaska River Time, a project created with experimental philosopher, artist and writer Jonathon Keats that includes events and installations exploring how to measure time through the flow of nature.
Alaska River Time events include a Zoom talk with Keats and Anchorage Museum Director Julie Decker, a river-flow-driven chess game on Facebook Live, river-conducted virtual concerts with The Chamberliners and local musicians Carmen Gordon-Rein (violin) and Jennifer Gordon (flute) performing next to rivers.
Alaska River Time is a project of the Anchorage Museum and its SEED Lab. It is part of a series of public artworks that examine future + climate and connections to the natural world through art and design. SEED Lab is one of five winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge partnering the Municipality of Anchorage with the Anchorage Museum to create public art that explores pressing social issues.
Artist Talk and Alaska River Time Launch
5 to 5:45 p.m. via ZOOM
Experimental philosopher, artist and writer Jonathan Keats and Anchorage Museum Director/CEO Julie Decker discuss Keats’ project, Alaska River Time. Keats develops conceptually driven interdisciplinary art projects that help us question systems and our connections with the environment. He is the author of several books, including You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the Future, recently published by Oxford University Press. Zoom access link provided upon registration. Register here.
Alaska River Time Chess Game
5:45 to 6:15 p.m. via Facebook Live
The flow of rivers dictates the rhythm and strategy of each move in this live, virtual chess game between players from Last Frontiers Chess Club. How might a chess game like this help us examine climate issues in daily life?
Virtual Concert with The Chamberliners
6:30 to 7 p.m. via Facebook Live
Anchorage-based quartet The Chamberliners take their cues from the flow of rivers in this livestream performance. Well-known classical pieces take on new sounds when rivers conduct the tempo. Musicians include Kade Bissel (percussion), Brett Lindsay (cello), Kyle Lindsey (viola) and Alex Linday (violin, guest soloist).
Virtual River Concert with Carmen Gordon-Rein and Jennifer Gordon
7 to 7:15 p.m. via Facebook Live
Carmen Gordon-Rein (violin) and Jennifer Gordon (flute) perform Vivaldi’s Spring from Four Seasons and Telemann’s Six Canonic Sonatas along Ship Creek.
Photo credit: Kerry Tasker