A child seated on a colorfully painted couch, holding a rotary phone receiver to his ear.

Erin Slomski-Pritz and Jenny Lesser Holman: Dream Motif

A student holding a microphone and wearing headphones, smiling.In September 2023, Jack Straw and Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences (AVIA) presented an accessible youth and family art workshop at Jack Straw in conjunction with Erin Slomski-Pritz and Jenny Lesser Holman’s New Media Gallery installation, Dream Motif.

After an audio described tour of the New Media Gallery from Jesse Minkert of Arts and Visually Impaired Audiences, participants were presented an excerpt of the  Dream Motif soundscape and learned about the artists’ inspiration and creative process. Erin and Jenny then led an interview recording activity in Jack Straw’s studios with engineer Daniel Guenther to capture stories about dreaming. Participants also recorded instruments and objects inspired by Dream Motif, which were mixed with the interview recordings to create a dream-like soundscape.

Listen: Dream Motif Workshop Soundscape

 

Videography and still images by Brandi Diaz/Tigrebomb.

This program was made possible with support from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington State Department of Services for the Blind, and individual contributors.

Artists

Erin Slomski-Pritz portrait

Erin Slomski-Pritz

Erin Slomski-Pritz is an audio artist, producer, and journalist based in Seattle. Her work blends journalism, sound design, and narrative. She draws inspiration from fiction that moves us towards…

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Jenny Lesser Holman portrait

Jenny Lesser Holman

Jenny Lesser Holman is a multidisciplinary artist from Seattle, Washington. Her paintings use organic shapes and electric colors to represent multi-perspective narratives and dreamscapes. Jenny’s painted comics can…

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Photo of Jesse Minkert

Jesse Minkert

Jesse Minkert’s work has appeared in about fifty literary journals including the Cream City Review, Confrontation, Mount Hope, the Floating Bridge Review, the Minetta Review, Poetry Northwest, Common Knowledge…

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