On Friday, August 26, the Seattle Art Museum held their annual SAM Remix at the Olympic Sculpture Park. This Remix was inspired by the recent SAM exhibition Graphic Masters: Dürer, Rembrandt, Hogarth, Goya, Picasso and R. Crumb. New work in the Sculpture Park included Tamiko Thiel’s Gardens of The Anthropocene and Victoria Haven’s Blue Sun.
Create, Dance, Perform
This year, DJ Explorateur and J-Justice were moved out to the far southwest corner of the park. The allure and intrigue of the dance floor beckoned guests to move. There was also music on the lawn throughout the night, which attracted many lovebirds to snuggle up on cleverly arranged, oversized beanbags. Artists included Erik Blood and Echoes in Sleep. The performances were presented in partnership with the Henry Art Gallery’s program series The Untuning of The Sky. In addition, dancers could be found scattered throughout park, somewhat spontaneously engaging the crowd throughout the evening. A piece by Tessa Hulls utilized comedy and spoken word in the form of a talking porta potty, offering more variety to the night as a whole. As always, there were interactive art activities during the party to engage all comers. They were led by Wyly Astley, T H E H A N D Comic Collective, Siolo Thompson and Sandra Farmer.
The “My Favorite Things” Tours offered a fun way to get familiarized with the park and the community via artists, performers and creatives. This year, guests could choose from quite an eclectic group of individuals leading the tours, each of whom told stories and shared information about the park from their own, sometimes opinionated, perspectives.
SAM Remix always proves to be a ‘don’t miss’ event, and this year was no exception. 2016’s affair had a carnival meets summer camp vibe—a perfect match for Friday’s hot summer night.