WALK-RUN is a collaborative installation featuring Face 2 Face images by Charles Recher combined with a Listening Gallery soundscape created by Rene Barge and Gustavo Matamoros. The Peace features two people (sometimes walking, sometimes running toward each other) on their way to where they need to go. The sounds of the piece inhabit a different, inner mental space, one that is often occupied by thoughts and sensations of what’s around them. They piece was commissioned by SFCA [isaw + subtropics.org] to receive its world premiere during the exhibition, Thirty Years On The Road, with support from City of Miami Beach — celebrating its centennial through projects supported by its Cultural Affairs Program and the Cultural Arts Council and by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Charles Recher is an US-American installation artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida. Recher has created in excess of one hundred films and videos. His work runs the gamut from the film “Kwagh-hir (Thing of Magic),” a documentary of the theater tradition of the Tiv people of Nigeria, to “Cars & Fish,” Miami Performing Arts Center’s inaugural video installation, which cast 600-foot long swirling images onto adjacent building façades during Art Basel/Miami Beach in 2005.
Rene Barge was born in Miami, Fl, in 1972. His work includes drawing, painting, collage, sculptural objects and sound installation. During the years 1992 – 2002 René Barge performed with Cavity. He began performing solo and collaborative concerts in 1995 and began installing work in 1999. In 2007 he established Fron-d, an online label dedicated to making his sound work and collaborations accessible. He has collaborated with other artists like Steve Peters and is a member of the Frozen Music ensemble along with David Dunn and Gustavo Matamoros.
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SFCA [isaw+subtropics.org] is the leading proponent of experimental music and sound art in the southeast our 2014-15 season of events is possible with funding from City of Miami Beach — celebrating its centennial through project supported by its Cultural Affairs Program and the Cultural Arts Council; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs — and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; State of Florida — Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Blank Family Foundation. this season is supported in part by Presenter Consortium for Jazz a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation subtropics.org would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of Sennheiser — leaders in superior sound technology; and of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation — which supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.