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Share: Creative Practices from the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence

Our November 20, Helen Yung and Samita Sinha from the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence will host a Creative Practice session as part of our Social R&D Community of Practice.

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In this workshop, artist and composer Samita Sinha will lead participants in vocal practice adapted from Indian vocal traditions that offer tools and pathways of connection to oneself and each other through listening and sounding, and opening the channels of voice and body.

What you need for this class:
  • Space where you can sit on the floor or in a chair and make sounds comfortably
  • Dress in clothes you can breathe in
  • Headphones with a microphone attachment recommended, but not required

Some participation requests:

  • Please have your microphone off by default. Samita will invite you to unmute at specific times. Feel free to use the chat function to communicate questions or needs.
  • Please join this session only if you want to participate. Working creatively can feel vulnerable for some people. We ask that everyone present be kind and fully present for one another.

This session will not be recorded.

If you’d like some more:

The Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence offers a variety of Creative Practice programs online. Many programs are intended for “non-artists” seeking opportunities to be creative together in a fun, diverse, relaxing, and ultimately enriching setting. The programs draw inspiration from across a range of disciplines, including dance, theatre, music, visual arts, design, and more.

A calendar of events is available here.

About the Artist, Samita Sinha

Artist and composer Samita Sinha combines experiment and tradition to create new forms of performance using voice, body, sound, and space. Sinha combines her voice, grounded in North Indian classical music, with embodied practices both ancient (including Qigong and Baul singing) and contemporary to create emergent forms. Her work has been commissioned by Asia Society, Performance Space 122 and Invisible Dog Art Center, Danspace, Rubin Museum, and Gibney Dance, and has been presented by The Kitchen, Wexner Center for the Arts, REDCAT, PICA, National Sawdust and others. She has collaborated with Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born, Ralph Lemon, Fiona Templeton, Sekou Sundiata, Dani ReStack, Aki Onda, Daria Fain & Robert Kocik, and Robert Ashley. Sinha is part of the “uniquely-aligned trio” (NPR) Tongues in Trees with Sunny Jain and Grey Mcmurray, and teaches voice extensively (recently at Princeton University, Swarthmore College, Movement Research, Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico City, and Womankind (formerly New York Asian Women’s Center). A Fulbright Scholar, Sinha received her MFA in Music/ Sound from Bard, and her BA in Literature from Yale.

About the Social R&D Community of Practice

The Social R&D Community is a network of practitioners dedicated to growing the craft of research and development in the social sector. Social R&D practitioners use creative approaches to generate new knowledge and innovations (services, programs, initiatives or products) to address complex social, environmental and cultural challenges.

This fall there will be 4 monthly social R&D community of practice sessions that engage practitioners to Learn, Share and Build the field.