Join Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out artists for an evening of upbeat tunes by DJ mLe, a vaporwave-inspired photo booth, button-making, and decor from Smash and Pull Piñata. Come celebrate the exhibition Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out with CAMH’s Teen Council and the featured artists.
The Closing Celebration will feature remarks by select artists from the exhibition Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out.
About Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out
Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out, organized by CAMH’s Teen Council, is a group exhibition featuring work by twenty-six Houston-area teen artists. The exhibition addresses the world’s rapid shift into a virtual space where learning and interactions with others occurred almost exclusively through a digital screen.
Like the rest of the world, these Teen Council members faced the rapid shift to quarantine in the middle of the school year. During a global pandemic and widespread uncertainty the Teen Council has continued to meet, plan, and connect—all in a virtual space. In seeking artwork to include in this exhibition they posed the questions: How do you define “The Screen”? How does “The Screen” protect you or hold you back? How can you crack “The Screen”?
The works represented in this exhibition respond to these questions with both hope and despair. Artists in the exhibition have found their voice and power behind the screen, while others feel muted and a loss of control. Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out focuses on the relationship between our bodies and “The Screen” with largely three-dimensional works in a time when many are craving physicality, touch, and in-person experiences while directly responding to this cultural, social, and political moment.
Teen Council’s 12th biennial exhibition, Turn on, Tune in, Tap Out, is a time capsule of the teenage experience during an era of viral, political, and mental turmoil: “The Screen” to our youth. CAMH welcomes visitors to explore, ask questions, and share what “The Screen” means to them.