Residency Period: June-August 2013
Adam Overton is an experimental artist living in Los Angeles. His work involves performance, writing, experimental music, massage, and workshops, in formats that involve audience participation in order to facilitate odd and intimate artist‐led experiences. Overton regularly connects with artists and peers through several collaborative platforms, including Signify, Sanctify, Believe (with Tanya Rubbak and Claire Cronin, and involving the contributions of over 70 semi‐secular artists), The Eternal Telethon, and UploadDownloadPerform.net. He works closely with Guru Rugu as co‐director of the experimental meditation center of los angeles and as a ghostwriter for Guru Rugu’s Experimental Meditation Hour on KCHUNG Radio.
The experimental meditation center of los angeles has no permanent location, and will be based in Miami throughout this summer. Adam Overton takes the role of artist-as-facilitator, offering small group meditation sessions, each of them of different nature. These sessions are not the traditional “therapeutic” meditations, but rather repurposed spiritual, religious, and physical forms of playful yet profound meditation, offering a safe environment for “something else” to happen. Experimental meditation sessions will be held at non-traditional locations throughout the City, and will be free and open to the public.