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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Let's Get Lost

linn meyers

Listening Glass

Rebecca Bray

James Bigbee Garver

Josh Knowles

linn meyers

Let’s Get Lost is a drawing by linn meyers which fills the interior of the Walker Gallery, composed in conjunction with Listening Glass, an optical, physical and sonic experience created by Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, Josh Knowles, and linn meyers. Using the drawing as a score, visitors interact with the visual art to generate sound, creating improvised musical compositions through gesture. Made possible by a gift from David and Barbara Roux P’14.

Jointly on view from September 27, 2018 — September 29, 2019

View Events and Artists' Talks schedule

The Listening Glass App

If you have an iPhone or iPad 6.0 or newer, install the app on your phone by pointing the phone at this QR code with your camera on, or clicking the link from your phone.

If you do not have an iPhone or iPad 6.0 or newer, you can borrow one with the app loaded from the front desk at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Make sure you’re in the Walker Gallery when you use the app. It is not meant to be used with headphones.

About the Artists

linn meyers is the halley k harrisburg '90 and Michael Rosenfield Arist-in-Residence. She is an internationally-recognized, award-winning visual artist with work in public and private collections around the world. Celebrated for her large-scale wall drawings, her work relies on the constantly shifting nature of experience and what she calls the “unplanned imperfect.” Meyers has exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; among others. The recipient of a Pollock Krasner Award and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, she earned her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union and her M.F.A. from The California College of the Arts.

Rebecca Bray is an artist, educator and experience designer. Her work has been at MoMA, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Megopolis Sound Art Festival among others. Bray was the Chief of Experience Design at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, the Founder and Art Director at Submersible Design and is currently the Managing Director at the Center for Artistic Activism.
James Bigbee Garver is a sound designer and composer, preferring the title of Sound Writer. He creates sonic inventions, soundscapes and music for live performance, interactive media, and film, often mixing the timbres of acoustic instruments with synthetic audio to sculp imagined textures and environments. He has composed and designed Off Broadway and for numerous regional theatre productions in the U.S. His work for museums has been on view at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn, Natural, American History museums, the AMNH in New York, and the Megapolis Audio Art festival.

Josh Knowles is a software developer, game designer, educator, and electronic musician. His work explores the edges of technology and seeks to create seamless and beautiful relationships between people and information. Through his company, Frescher-Southern, Ltd., he has built creative technology projects for numerous brands and technology start-ups. Josh is an adjunct professor at NYU and a former member of the board of directors of the Austin Museum of Digital Art. He has spoken at conferences around the world about game design, digital audio, and software. Josh is also an award-winning digital musician.

The Artists Speak!

Installation

For Let’s Get Lost, meyers uses the four niches in the BCMA’s Charles Follen McKim- designed Walker Gallery to drive the composition of her wall drawing.

Listening Glass grew from meyers’s recent 2016—17 installation at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where she created a 400-foot long drawing entitled Our View From Here.

Events & Artist Talks


linn meyers will serve as the fourth annual halley k harrisburg '90 and Michael Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin College for the 2018-19 academic year.

Schedule of Artists' Talks

The halley k harrisburg and Michael Rosenfeld Artist-in-Residence - linn meyers: Let’s Get Lost: Finding One's Path as an Artist

September 26, 2018 7:30 PM — 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
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Opening Reception for Let's Get Lost and Listening Glass

September 27, 2018 5:00 PM — 6:30 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion
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Creative Collaboration in Line, Sound, and Gesture

September 28, 2018 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion
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#bcmaletsgetlost #bcmalisteningglass

Press

Museum Commissions Interactive Wall Drawing by Artist linn meyers Who Will be Artist-in-Residence at Bowdoin in Fall 2018. meyers will collaborate with interaction and sound artists Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Garver, and Josh Knowles to create a site specific, multi-sensory experience.

"Let's Get Lost" and "Listening Glass". "Let's Get Lost," a site-specific drawing by linn meyers will be complemented by an interactive sound installation, "Listening Glass" created by Rebecca Bray, James Bigbee Graver, and Josh Knowles in partnership with meyers.

"Line and sound converge in immersive installation," Bowdoin Orient, September 28, 2018

"Interactive art sounds off in Brunswick at Bowdoin College museum," Forecaster, October 3, 2018

"Bowdoin exhibit invites visitors to strum a tune with their cellphones," Maine Sunday Telegram, October 7, 2018

"Phones unlock hidden music in Bowdoin College art exhibit", 207, WCSH TV, October 12, 2018

The American Scholar, October 15, 2018

ArtDaily, October 15, 2018

Visitor Information

Let’s Get Lost and Listening Glass are on view in the Walker Gallery from September 27, 2018 - September 29, 2019.

Museum Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.—8:30 p.m.
Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon-5:00 p.m. (through October 28, 2018)