Practice

LabSynthE is a creative laboratory in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas. We investigate synthetic and electronic poetic transactions in participatory sound installations. LabSynthE has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art, Plano ArtFest, Ammerman Center 16th Biennial of Art & Technology (Connecticut), and xCoAx gallery exhibition at C ARTEC in Madrid, Spain. We are currently working on projects at the intersection of memory, translation, and poetry. The laboratory is a place where all voices are welcome—we operate like an improvisation group, prioritizing “yes and” as a condition for exchange. LabSynthE is co-organized by participatory artist xtine burrough and sound artist Frank Dufour.

The group meets weekly for two hours. All graduate students and faculty are welcome to attend and collaborate. We regularly collaborate with The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies; and welcome future collaborations across ATEC, the university, and the community.

EXHIBITS

2018

July
The Radium Girls: A Radically Advancing Tour of Exit Signs, C ARTE C Gallery at Museo de Traje for xCoAx in Madrid, Spain.

April
One Breath Poem: Drinking Edition, Plano ArtFest
One Breath Poem: Holocaust Remembrance Day Edition, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building, Dallas

February
The Radium Girls: A Radically Advancing Tour of Exit Signs, 16th Biennial of Art & Technology, Ammerman Center, Connecticut College

2017

November
An Audio Quilt of One Thousand Names, created for AIDS Week, Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building, Dallas
Lion’s Breath, Dean Anne Balsamo’s Technoculture large-format class, performance for 150 students

May
Death Fugue: Participatory Embodiment and Death Fugue: An Uncovering, Translation Conference hosted by graduate students and The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies
Your Neighbors’ Weeds,
 CentralTrak, Dallas

April
Dada Performance, Lion’s Breath, The Radium Girls: A Radically Advancing Tour of Exit Signs, Edith O’Donnell ATEC Building, Dallas

March
Death Fugue: Participatory Embodiment, Reunion Launch Party, Dallas

2016

November
100 Years of Dada, The Center for Creative Connections Theater at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas