Immerse yourself in an evening of creativity and sensory experiences as we explore our newest exhibition, speechless: different by design, through talks, art making, music, and more.
Late Night Curator Talk
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
Hear DMA curator Sarah Schleuning talk about the new exhibition speechless: different by design, which brings together immersive new work by six designers and design teams to explore the ways in which we connect to the world around us through our senses. Created in collaboration with designers, scholars, and scientists, speechless presents unique opportunities for discovering new perspectives through communications beyond speech and words.
Pop-Up Art Spot
7:00-9:30 p.m., speechless exhibition Looking for a hands-on experience in speechless? Visit the Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot and check out a tote bag to alter your experience. Experiment with materials such as noise-cancelling headphones, textured gloves, colored glasses, and scent jars in the galleries to understand the different ways we experience sensory stimuli and build sensory empathy. Free with exhibition ticket. Late Night Main Stage featuring Jake Schrock
8:00–9:00 p.m., Atrium
Immerse yourself in the masterful arrangements and sound designs of Dallas-based electronic composer Jake Schrock. Using vintage instruments, analog synthesizers, and drum machines, Schrock’s work is both playful and sophisticated and unique to contemporary synth culture. Late Night After Hours featuring Black Taffy
10:00–10:45 p.m., Atrium
Experience a unique performance by Black Taffy, a Dallas-based composer and performer whose current focus lies in blending ambient music with large bass and percussion. The first-born son of Pentecostal music ministers, he grew up witnessing the power music has to induce trance and encourage spiritual awakening. Eventually drawing parallels between Christianity, voodoo, and the occult, he left the former to immerse himself in the latter. Sometimes performing with a vibraphone and cassette decks, he frequently employs the use of cassette tape loops and other antiquated mediums to create pillowy worlds of wow and flutter.