Art in Dialog + the music of DMLHMay 6th - 28th, 2011
prismACTIVISM is what I call the brilliant spectrum of creation that spreads when our life energy is focused through action. Translated through the story of my life this spectrum includes the products of creative work, relationships built through doing, and stories that grow with each telling. Each with its own brilliant hue, these refractions of energy illuminate my daily reality. In this light I learn what my purpose is, why I have chosen to live this way and what roads i may take to continue this path of beauty.
prismACTIVISM is a process of community interaction. Each work of creation shared is a voice in cultural dialog. Each message received creates multiple strands of reality, paths born in the act of communication. The byproduct of our action remains in the gallery, or lives in audio and visual media, what we remember for years to come, echoes of the initial conversation.
prismACTIVISM is the guiding principle in my life, the methodical madness that keeps me sane in a crazy world.
For 10 years I have been actively seeking out, building and engaging a morphing community of creative people. This began in the small town of Bristol, Vermont, where I worked with a small collective to grow a one-night art show into an annual 5 day multimedia festival. My work continues to this day in Portland, where I produce events that
bring different forms of music (including my own) together with art and other media.
prismACTIVISM is my approach to the Hip-Hop music I write, record and perform. Rap, the vocal element of Hip-Hop culture, is how I currently refract my inspiration into a receivable spectrum. I have been rapping for ten
years and recording it for six,, on my own and with frequent collaborators. In that time I have come to understand my voice as a powerful tool for self-expression, understanding and development, as well as conversation,
community engagement and acceptance. In the past two years I have shared my voice throughout the country with the Watch It Grow DIY arts tour, guerrilla street performances with the bike community in Portland, and a multitude of club, house and gallery shows in many states.
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to present an album that has grown with all of these experiences, and with it, a creative response from my community. Each work has been created inspired by, to comment
on, in response to or simply while engaging this set of songs. I hope that this simple exercise in community conversation will offer a rainbow of inspiration and perception, as an entry point for many to engage the
Daniel M Landolt-Hoene
For more information about the show check out the website at: http://prismactivism.blogspot.com