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Alec Soth & Dave King The Palms


  • Artists In Residence

  • June 2021
  • Hunter Center

In June we welcomed photographer Alec Soth — “a celebrated chronicler of American contemporary life” (The Guardian) — and drummer/composer Dave King of the jazz duo The Bad Plus, who is “better than anyone at mixing the sensibilities of post-‘60s jazz and indie rock” (The New York Times). The first-time collaborators worked on their semi-improvised audio-visual performance The Palms, which delves into the physicality of memory that’s been lost in the digital age. The result is a multisensory exploration of photography and how it captures and crystallizes moments in our lives.

The Palms was commissioned by The Great Northern with support from Weinstein Hammon Gallery, Dr. Tom von Sternberg, and Eve Parker.

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