Darrin Martin engages the synesthetic qualities of perception through video, performance, sculpture, and print-based installations. Influenced by his own experiences with hearing difference and disability studies, his projects consider notions of accessibility using tactility, sonic analogies, and audio descriptions. At Recology, he will be investigating ways in which to crip and queer the ecologies of detritus through the exploration of making the vibration of objects palpable.
His video works have screened internationally at venues including the Museum of Modern Art, Pacific Film Archive, Impakt Festival, and European Media Art Festival. His installations have exhibited at The Kitchen, Grand Central Art Center, Moscow State Vadim Sidur Museum, and, most recently, at SOMArts. Born and raised in New York, he holds an MFA from University of California at San Diego and is a Professor in Art and Art History at the University of California at Davis.
Residency: June 2023 - September 2023
Art Exhibition: Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16 & Tuesday, September 19