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Kamal Rahim Tanner Tourgee: Residency

June 2022 - August 2022

[Research & Development]

WPA’s Project Space, 2124 8th St. NW

Kamal Rahim Tanner Tourgee was in residence to research the history, theory, and praxis of electronic music, focusing on the contributions of women, Black, and Indigenous composers in this field. He is inspired by DJ Lynnée Denise who states her approach “to describe a mix-mode research practice, both performative and subversive in its ability to shape and define social experiences, shifting the public perception of the role of a DJ from being a purveyor of party music, to an archivist and information specialist.”

Throughout his summer residency, Kamal used WPA’s space to record electronic music in traditional and innovative ways while collaborating with other artists.

About the Artist

Kamal Rahim Tanner Tourgee (he/him/his) received his MFA in Multidisciplinary New Media Arts & Critical Theory from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019. Kamal’s practice utilizes public art, murals, installation, digital video, and sound art. He has been accepted to prestigious artist residencies including MASS MoCA, Assets 4 Artists, and he was a PBS American Documentary POV Spark African Interactive Art Residency Finalist. His work has been exhibited at Transformer Gallery, School 33 Art Center, the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, ICA Baltimore, the Harn Museum of Art, and has been screened in numerous group shows and festivals. As a descendent of African Slaves, Free Blacks, and Cherokee Indians, his creative practice is informed by cultural, social, and technological literacies of the Black Radical Tradition. His research interests interrogate identity and community formation in local, national, and diasporic contexts focusing on Blackness, experimental storytelling, resistance movements, and technologies’ contribution to a just society. He is currently expanding his practice as a DJ and Producer, via his stage name KAMAL ERRORR.

Upcoming

Saturday, June 22, 2024 | 3–5pm
Letting Go, Holding Space, & Moving Through

Past

Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 5-7pm
Currency: An Exchange of Artist Solidarity
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024 | 6 - 11pm
2024 Collectors’ Night Gala
Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 8–8:45pm
Film Screening: ‘Land of Friends’ by Carolina Caycedo
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 7:30–8:30pm
Artist Talk with Vyette Tiya, and Theresa-Xuan & Antonius Bui
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 7:30–8:30pm
Artist Talk with Akela Jaffi & Emily Ames
Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 7:30–8:30pm
Artist Talk with Jamie Garcia & Juliana Pongutá Forero
January - March 2021 |
Bound
Friday, March 12, 2021 | 8–9pm
Radical Disobedience
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 7–8pm
Moving Verse
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 7:30-9pm
El Fondo Como Protagonista (The Background as Protaganist)
Friday, January 23, 2021 | 6:30-7:30pm
Virtual Arepera with Mercedes Golip
Friday, November 17, 2023 | 7-8pm
meta-meta: Conversation with Colby Chamberlain
Thursday, November 2, 2023 | 7-8pm
meta-meta: Performance with Joshua Coyne
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 6-7:30pm
meta-meta: Workshop with Some People Press
Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 1:30pm
Destroy the World
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 5:30-7pm
Queer Life Force: Breathwork + Embodiment Practices
Thursday, March 2, 2023 | 7-9pm
How to build a world (one kiki at a time)
Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 1:30pm
Abolition of Policing—A Critical Theory of Police Power
Saturday, September 9, 2023 | 1-4pm
2023-2024 WPA Season Kick-off & BBQ
Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 7-9pm
2023 Wherewithal Research Presentations
Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 6–7pm
Ama BE: We (too) Grow On Water
Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 1-4pm
Ama BE: Open House
Calling all artists What question fuels your practice? Submit Your Idea How does your process manifest?
Calling all artists What question fuels your practice? Submit Your Idea How does your process manifest?
Calling all artists What question fuels your practice? Submit Your Idea How does your process manifest?