“Nov. 22 ’63,” by Konrad Smolenski and Vincent Ramos
- Source: Konrad Smolenski and Vincent Ramos
- Year: 2013
- Submitted by: Vincent Ramos
Konrad Smolenski and Vincent Ramos first met in 2011 while they were both artist-in-residence at 18th Street Art Center in Santa Monica, California. They have maintained an ongoing creative dialogue ever since. This year, Ramos invited Smolenski to collaborate on a sound piece that dealt with the upcoming 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. Nov. 22 ’63 uses a non-linear, experimental narrative structure to comment upon notions of mourning and trauma, as they relate to the erasure and subsequent retrieval of historical and collective memory. This piece was played as part of the second launch event for Re-Re-Roar on KCHUNG radio 1630 AM.