Updated: May 18
sound, performance, mixed media
Sleepyfoot? is Brooklyn based sound designer and visual artist Manon Casimir. Her paintings emerge from synesthesia induced by a variety of musical genres and personal compositions. Manon has exhibited her works nationally, including the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (CA), The Highland Park Art Center (IL), and AnnMarie’s Sculpture Garden and Art Center (MD).
on her current process:
"Currently, there are a bunch of things going on. I am in the process of working on my new interdisciplinary series, InEquilibrium, but put it on hold for now. I just got into a special Tech Talent program for a coding bootcamp and will start that on June 1st. In the meantime, I practice coding, exercise, work on creative projects, and picked up an interest in learning how to contour my face with makeup (never thought I would have so much interest in that lol).
"My dream project is the series I am working on now. During the time I started the series in late 2018, it has transformed into a huge endeavor. The series is about the mental health struggles and triumphs I endured during the last roughly 15 years, more specifically, the duration of terms for the current and former president. For this project, I created sound pieces that are translated into paintings through my synesthesia. I'm trying to also take four of the sound pieces and create videos for them, some of which I wish to dance in! The main struggle or restriction in making this dream project and exhibition happen is funding. Especially now with Covid-19, I'm not sure how that's going to work with the changes in economy.
"I I do have worries too, like not letting family get sick, or finding a job after bootcamp, and the economy for the next few years. I try not to dwell on these because I just feel it's important to stay present for peace of mind."