Interactive sound installation at Alter Space Gallery


July 26 - August 28,  2014


My new sound installation IMAGINAGION WATER CHANGE is included in the exhibition WATER WORLD, opening on July 26, 2014, at Alter Space Gallery as part of the  SOUNDWAVE ((6)) BIENNIAL. It is based on the recordings of one question 15 seconds. 


San Francisco Innovative Art + Music Biennial
July 10 - September 28, 2014

Water World: Exhibition
Opening Night at Alter
Opening Night party of Atmospheric Multimedia Exhibition featuring 
Jeff Ray, Reenie Charrière, Gene A. Felice II, Mary Franck and Kadet Kuhne, 
Jean Tarantino, Re*Colectivo and Shane Myrbeck & Emily Shisko with 
live performances by Merav Tzur and Taser Island.

An immersive multi-media exhibition, Water World takes viewers on a journey through environments that posits ideas about our physical state of water and our deep consciousness that reflect our relationships with this important natural resource. Opening Night will feature live performance by Jeff Ray’s Taser Island and a performance art piece throughout the night, ‘Bliss Drips–H20 Boutique,’ with Merav Tzur exploring the commodification of water. VIP Reception & Fundraiser features an open bar and intimate conversations with the exhibiting artists.

Featuring 7 artists’ innovative and interactive sound sculptures and light installations, Water World invites viewers to enter a fog-drenched imaginary seashore anchored by Jeff Ray‘s ‘Ark and Surroundings’, which envisions a post-apocalyptic world with boats and bridges as living structures, with multi-media works and a 15-foot pipe organ-outfitted sail boat; and, Reenie Charrière’s ‘Sirens,’ featuring sounds and dress-like tapestries and seaweed and barnacle-like

extensions from plastic found all over the world, linking The Odyssey‘s mythological sirens to the ongoing accumulation of plastic in the oceans and waterways.

Diving into the mind’s conscious, the back room submerges you underwater with light-activated installation, including the oceanic cave-like surroundings of Gene Felice’s ‘Oceanic Scales,’ which uses LED-phytoplankton that react to changing temperatures, pH and elements of the Monterrey Bay. Mary Franck and Kadet Kuhne’s ‘As Machines Shine,’ is an interactive sound and projection-mapped archipelago or colony of cells that is a meditation on our macro/micro humanities. Jean Tarantino’s ‘Imagination Water Change’ showers viewers in a cascade of voices that explore our intimate notions about water. Finally, Re*Colectivo’s ‘El Odor del Agua’ video installation investigates access to clean water through the eyes of women in rural México.

Further, the exhibition invites you underground into your deep unconscious for Shane Myrbeck & Emily Shisko’s ‘Surface Tension,’ a circular ambisonic loudspeaker array installation based on a central metaphor of the behavior of water when an object is dropped into it. Its narrative follows the impact (creation); the propagation (exploration and growth); the distortion (turmoil and conflict); and dissipation (peace, resolution). Ultimately, participants imagine our own states of being through immersive sound.

July 26
VIP reception + fundraiser
with open bar & artist conversations
$25-100 sliding scale

Time: 6:00-7:00pm  

26 People Talking on Water

Listen in at:https://soundcloud.com/jeantsf/26people

21 People Talking on Water

Listen in at: https://soundcloud.com/jeantsf/21-people-talking-on-water


28 People Talking on Water

Listen in at: http://snd.sc/1aSdfHR

These interviews on the subject of water are 28 of the 125 I have recorded so far. 
Sound works and installations are being developed from the recordings. 
I continue to record in local communities. 


Inside ArtPadSF 2013

- asking one question about water
- broadcasting live
- documenting your point of view


strangers collaborate on a sound work about water

is an ongoing project to interview people
and record their thoughts about water
i am mixing these clips into a sound piece
it will be published online and performed

the project began with a public sound performance
at Shoshana Wayne Gallery 
    Santa Monica California 


this on-going interaction 
to seek and record
free associations on water
our most vital resource
begins with a multi-media performance 
at Shoshana Wayne Gallery
    Santa Monica

the ongoing interaction will continue 
outside the gallery

the sound work will be
published online  
extended to new situations 
as circumstances change  

join the interaction 
follow the project
                                                         jean tarantino



Hi Jean, 

I've been asked to be in a group show at Shoshana Wayne Gallery shoshanawayne.com in Santa Monica, called Chain Letter. As per the concept of this show, I must
invite 10 artists whom I admire to also participate. You are one of my 10.

Below are details from the curators. Please let me know if you can
participate or not. If yes, go ahead and forward this invite to 10 artists
whom you admire.

"Chain Letter" is a group show wherein 10 artists have been invited to
participate. Those 10 then invite 10 artists whom they admire. Those
10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days.

The result is an exponentially massive, artist-curated group show
based entirely on admiration.