Headlands Center for the Arts

Chris Kallmyer

california | music/sound
Artist in Residence Program 2015
Artist in Residence Program 2012

Artist Bio

Chris Kallmyer is an artist that works with sound and spaces. His work explores a participatory approach to making music through touch, taste, and process using everyday objects that point to who we are and where we live. The work invites a rethinking of the traditional audience/performer relationship through workshops, installations, and site-based explorations of sound and listening. Chris works as a core collaborator with Machine Project and the experimental music ensemble wild Up. He has presented work in a wide variety of contexts, including the Walker Art Center, Hammer Museum, Getty Center, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Disney Hall, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, among others.

While At Headlands

During my time at Headlands I will continue to explore the relationship between sound, spaces and people through the development of an experimental artist book documenting the California landscape, as seen from Nevada. This book will manifest in the space as a series of unlistenable LPs, reckless editions, bags of dirt, temporary listening spaces, and fragile sonic assemblages.

Selected Video

Consider the Oyster from Chris Kallmyer on Vimeo.

Selected Works

Personal Website

http://www.chriskallmyer.com/