Composer, artist, and musician Jamire Williams collaborated with CAMHLAB resident artists Mich Stevenson and Preston Gaines for a CAMHLAB sonic activation. Williams’ solo performance embedded with the NURTURE residency will be an amalgamation of experimental sounds, tones, vibrations.
The performance intends to tune individuals to the frequency of the gallery through harmonic resonance; bringing people, space, and nature to the same frequency, uniting individuals with art that inspires a reconnection to our community and nature.
The live performance will be pre-recorded then screened at CAMH on Saturday, June 26, 2021 each hour from 12-4PM.
About Jamire Williams
Jamire Williams is a multidisciplinary artist who functions in the medium of music performance, performance art, composition, and still life sculptures. His practice focuses on faith, spirituality, roots, and the evidence of those things which are not seen. After receiving his B.F.A. from The New School (New York, New York) in 2006, he has since performed and presented works worldwide in spaces which include The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, New York), Lawndale Art Center (Houston, Texas), Bimhuis (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (California), Montreal Contemporary Art Museum (Quebec), Stony Island Arts Bank (Chicago, Illinois), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Portland, Oregon), Michael Todd Gallery, and Theatre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris, France). His list of collaborators reads like a who’s who of artists, working with acclaimed figures such as Solange Knowles, Kara Walker, Jason Moran, Dev Hynes, Robert Glasper, Julie Mehretu, Moses Sumney, Kahlil Joseph, Jamal Cyrus, Ari Marcopoulos, Christian Scott, and Chassol. Jamire has been acknowledged as a key contributor and producer on Solange’s critically acclaimed album When I Get Home, a direct expression of her appreciation for her Houston roots, and he is currently a highly requested performer for recordings throughout the experimental, jazz, and indie genre worlds. In 2019, Williams was heralded as a featured performer at The Whitney Museum for Jason Moran’s exhibition Jazz On A High Floor In The Afternoon. He presented a joint exhibiton at Lawndale Art Center with artist Jamal Cyrus Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours (2018) which was praised by Glasstire as “a cognitive connection between the history of African-American music from its roots in Africa, to slavery, through contemporary music, made through aural and visual layering.” Recently Williams collaborated on an installation with creative director Marlon Taylor-Wiles entitled Affirmation Station (2021). The work premiered at Brookfield Place in New York, New York and was commissioned by Arts Brookfield.