ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium is a BIPOC-led, community-curated program featuring art exhibitslive performancespresentationsworkshopsfilm screeningsartist talksartist opportunity tables and art marketWe are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

ACES 2023 is a hybrid event, presented online and in person. 

May 20 + 21, 2023

12 pm - 7 pm


ACES is FREE to attend, with a suggested donation of $10.

ASL interpreters are available on-site and via Zoom.

Free childcare is provided on-site.

ACES is presented by Shunpike, in collaboration with 4Culture, Artist Trust, Arts Corps, ArtsWA, CD Forum, Golden Bricks Events, Ground Zero Radio, Langston Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Refuge Outdoor Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Restored, Black Rock Spirits, Spokane Arts, The Vera Project, and Totem Star.
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Saturday, May 20 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
A Cacophony of Organized Chaos

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A Cacophony of Organized Chaos is an interactive experience
where audience members use their handheld device to deliver
pre-recorded sounds through the devices built-in speakers. In addition, I
will live mix other audio recordings in response to the room sounds.
At this time of this proposal deadline, the first iteration of this interactive
project is in production with a debut performance on Friday, November
18th as part of my exhibition at Edmonds College in Lynnwood, WA. The
following is the preliminary agenda for the 20 minute performance.

1. Prior to the start of my performance, six color coded cards will be
passed out to ACES participants.

2. Each card will have a QR code printed on it.

3. Those attending the performance are invited to participate by
using their smartphone to scan the QR code.

4. The QR code will lead the user to a website with a pre-recorded
audio track.

5. I will instruct the audience members to ensure that their device is
playing the audio through the speakers as a test.

6. Once the testing is complete, I will have the audience press the
play button on their device at the specified time by showing the
appropriate colored card.

7. While all of the participating devices are playing the separate
tracks simultaneously, I will play and mix additional audio tracks
from my laptop in conjunction to the overall room sound.

8. The audio performance will be accompanied by a video.

projection of my time based media project on a big screen.
9. Grand finale

Presenting & Performing Artist...
avatar for Minh Carrico

Minh Carrico

I'm an artist, curator, and educator with a background in photography and design. I launched a business as an editorial and advertising photographer prior to graduating from college. My creative services elevated into art direction and graphic design while working in New York City... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - West Room