MusicTalk Bonnie Jones, Artist, PhD Researcher, Music and Multimedia Composition
Brown University, Providence RI
We’ve all, We’ve Done: Sounding a Korean Adoptee Archive is a multisensory, multidisciplinary, sound art installation and research creation project that presents personal and historical archival materials about the Korean War and the consequences of transnational and transracial adoption. Jones’ lecture will present in depth about the work and the possibilities of creative “sounding” and what she calls “counter-listening” practices within the realm of archival and historical research.
Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American improvising musician, poet, and performer working with electronic sound and text. She performs solo and in numerous collaborative music, film, and visual art projects. Bonnie was a founding member of the Transmodern Festival and CHELA Gallery and is currently a member of the High Zero Festival collective. In 2010, along with Suzanne Thorpe she co-founded TECHNE, technesound.org, an organization that develops anti-racist, feminist workshops that center on technology-focused art making, improvisation, and community collaboration. She has received commissions from the London ICA and Walters Art Museum and has presented her work extensively at institutions in the US, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Bonnie was a 2018 recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award. Born in South Korea she was raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey, and currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland and Providence RI on the lands of the Susquehannock, Piscataway, Algonquian, and Narrangansett.