Gael Belden, educator with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, will lead a meditation and mindfulness experience in the “Chris Kallmyer: Ensemble” exhibition from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St. Preregistration is required for the free event.
Ms. Belden has more than 30 years of mindfulness practice and teaching and is the director of UCLA/MARC’s Intensive Practice Program. “Ensemble” is the title of a new multimedia installation by Los Angeles-based sound and performance artist Chris Kallmyer. The exhibition centers around a sculptural instrument created specifically for the exhibition comprised of raw timber and handmade bells that functions as a communal bell-ringing instrument or carillon. The instrument, activated by a group of individuals, employs a method of making music by non-musicians that blends collective listening with lively communal rituals and meditation practice.