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  • Speech Language Mythologists

    Residency dates:

    May 2 – May 29

    About the Residency:

    For their residency, the Flobots are designing a “curiosity package” for visitors, including both installed elements and live programming. The goal of the offerings included in the curiosity package is to create a dialogue between visitors, artworks and each other. Visitors will be invited to “interrogate” artworks in a variety of ways and these contributions will be incorporated by the Flobots into different performances, creating a feedback loop. In this manner, the Flobots aim to transform the typically unidirectional nature of conversation in a museum into a two-way exchange of ideas. As they say, “if you are front-loaded with curiosity, the museum becomes a permeable membrane.”

    About the Flobots:

    The Flobots are an alternative hip-hop band from Denver, Colorado widely known for their 2008 platinum single “Handlebars”. They have toured the US and Europe and appeared on late night programs including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

    In Colorado they are recognized for their community endeavors. In 2007, they founded, now Youth On Record, an organization dedicated to empowerment through creative education. They are the recipients of the 2009 Cesar Chavez Leadership Award and the 2010 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Their current project, NO ENEMIES, invites the public to utilize music as a tactic for social movements. 

    Live Performances at the DAM:

    Saturday, May 16, 10am - 12pm

    Throughout the Museum

    Flobots Studio Session

    Find the Flobots recording sounds and echoes in the North Building stairwell, freight elevator and other unusual locations throughout the museum. These recordings will be incorporated into their creative-in-residency projects, including an audio tour and performances.



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