Karima Walker is a composer, songwriter, photographer and video artist living and working in Tucson, Arizona. Her live performances invite viewers into immersive hospitable otherness. Interweaving drone, field recordings, tape loops and traditional song structures, she creates large, paced arrangements that provide a horizon for her minimal, ambient songwriting. She regularly collaborates with visual artists, choreographers and musicians across genres, and has recently shown her work in the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, Loft Cinema, Artifact Dance Company, Exploded View MicroCinema and the Tucson Noise Symposium. She is a recipient of the YabYum Songbird Award, and was a MOJO Magazine Rising Artist and a songwriting finalist for the Tucson Folk Festival. She actively tours nationally and internationally, and her work has been reviewed and featured in Pitchfork, PBS Arizona Public Media, GoldFlakePaint and the MTV Documentary Transformation.
“Somewhere between what is “other”, and strange, and what is familiar, there is a space that has much to do with hospitality or lack thereof, with our perceptions and expectations, and our threshold for what brings us comfort and what does not. I have found there to be a point in our confrontation with the “other”, where we are able to experience curiosity, familiarity, uncertainty, wonder. And further, where we expand our capacity to notice our own thoughts and judgements. This posture, the capacity to consensually experience wonder and also uncertainty, requires a previous agreement, and I find the agreement between performer and audience and the expectations that lie therein, an inspiring field for my own music, video and experimentation.”
Springboard for the Arts will provide beverages and appetizers and Karima will share what projects she will be working on while she is in residence.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
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