Visiting Artist Series: James Allister Sprang

Co-Host: Institute of Contemporary Art

12:00 – 1:00pm

The son of Caribbean immigrants, Sprang considers his relationship to Diasporic timelines while weaving together his multimedia work, to create sensory poems for the spirit. This work is informed by the Black interior as well as radical and experimental traditions. Sprang’s work lives in gallery spaces, theater spaces and the space between the ears. In 2022, Sprang was awarded both the Pew Fellowship and the Knight Foundation Art + Tech Fellowship for his work with the only 4DSound system in America.

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On view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, James Allister Sprang’s Rest Within the Wake is a multi-sensory exhibition that features textual elements, wall-based multimedia work, advanced spatial audio technologies, and an orchestral score written “60 feet beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea.”