Patch Pulse: Bathing & Alkimiya Transfer

Patch Pulse: Live from the Grand Theater
Supporting Activist Kenneth Reams

Gray Area artists and community members Bathing, Brandon Eversole, and Alkimiya Transfer will take us on two powerful audiovisual journeys, utilizing the technical capabilities of the Grand Theater. Half of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Kenneth Reams, an artist, writer, and activist currently held in solitary confinement in Arkansas. Alkimiya Transfer’s set features a new poem by Reams, entitled "Distributive Justice."

In 1993, Kenneth Reams was an unarmed accomplice to a robbery that resulted in a fatality. In the midst of the struggle, Reams’s friend shot and killed the victim. Like so many, Reams was represented in court by a public defender. He was offered a plea bargain but refused to plead guilty, and at the age of 18, he was the youngest person sentenced to death by lethal injection in Arkansas. Kenneth Reams did not kill anyone, and yet he remains in solitary confinement without human contact to this day.

Despite living in solitary confinement for the past 27 years, Reams has cultivated his practice as an artist, a poet, a writer, and the founder of the nonprofit organization Who Decides, Inc. Who Decides, Inc. is a national network of activists and volunteers working to educate the general public about the practice and history of capital punishment in the United States through various mediums of art.

Take Action To Support Kenneth Reams

Sign the petition to support Kenneth Reams in his fight for life and freedom.

Make a donation to support the campaign and to buy art materials for Kenneth.
Making art is one of Kenneth’s ways to freedom.

Learn more about his case.

Other ways to help.

Artists

Bathing

Bathing is an electronic music duo from San Francisco, CA.

Brandon Eversole

Brandon Eversole is a visual artist that enjoys collaborating with musicians and filmmakers. He's currently making interactive installations that use video cubism and spatial augmented reality to sculpt movement through time and is an incubator artist with Gray Area based in San Francisco.

Alkimiya Transfer

Alkimiya Transfer ( Barbara Nerness and Stephanie Sherriff ) is an ambient noise duo that formed out of shared interests in policed systems and surveillance in January 2019. Their compositions incorporate live police scanner audio, security monitors, found objects, custom interfaces, multichannel speaker systems, and acoustic instruments in order to cultivate dialogue and critical analysis of law enforcement and incarceration within the United States.




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