School of Experimental Work: Holdings & Intervals | Ayanna McCloud

Holdings & Intervals is a mostly silent, meditative sound installation with interjections of altered sound from spirituals/gospel music and field recordings. An accompanying text will be read (from the same sources) and this reading will transition into sound meditation. Attendees are invited to meditate, read, and listen. Limited edition booklets of Holdings & Intervals will be available for purchase. 

Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud is an artist based in Houston, Texas. Her work takes on many forms — primarily painting and writing, and occasionally sound. While minimal, her work is driven by explorations in sensation, physicality, and materiality. She has participated in exhibitions and residencies throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and in the U.S. She is the founder of labotanica, a collaborative studio scheduled to relaunch this year.


The School of Experimental Work: Audio-Visual series is a series of workshops, lectures, meditations and/or performances. Artists are invited to conduct sessions which highlight interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and experimentation. All sessions are open to the public, with the intended audience being emerging artists who can not afford other means of arts education. This intensive “school” will focus on exploring ideas and artistic practices surrounding the use of various forms of technology in the arts and will feature workshops on, but not limited to the following: animation, sound art, and other forms of digital art making. 

The School of Experimental Work is organized by Charisse Pearlina Weston, co-organized and hosted by Alabama Song Founder Gabriel Martinez, and made possible through funds from the 2014 charge//practicum grant and the Santo Foundation.