DB Amorin (b. Honolulu, Hawai'i) is an artist addressing audio-visual non-linearity as a container for intersectional experience, often focusing on the role error plays as a generative opportunity. His media-centered installations are the result of DIY methodologies, lo-fi translations and persistent, inquisitive experimentation of available materials.

His work has been supported with awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Precipice Fund grant funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation and administered by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA). His visual art and curatorial programming have been exhibited at Luggage Store Gallery, Soundwave ((7)) Biennial (San Francisco, CA USA), PICA, Oregon Contemporary, FalseFront (Portland, OR USA), the Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu Biennial 2019, Doris Duke Theatre and CRC Cube Space (Honolulu, HI USA), among others.

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They Can Never Burn The Stars

Chloe Alexandra Thompson & DB Amorin

Knowledge of Wounds (global initiative)
co-curated by S.J. Norman and Joseph Pierce
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

They Can Never Burn The Stars expands through the sonic spectrum, engaging sub-bass tones to high-pitched sirens whose interactions entangle the spatial experience of listening with the expanded field of embodied proprioception. Waves, in their many forms, arrive and depart as constant companions throughout the experience, with their presence evoking this non-static quality of our condition as spatial-acoustic beings. This work takes at its heart that survivance is sanctified and ensured through the ever-changing relationship of knowledge and tradition to that which is more than human.

A creative engagement between Cree sound artist Chloe Alexandra Thompson and Pacific Islander interdisciplinary artist DB Amorin (visuals), the pair have worked towards a generative abstraction of these themes, both sonically and visually. This live experience is a joint navigation of years of creative exploration.

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by David A.M. Goldberg

Tracing the Veer: Solo Exhibition at Honolulu Museum of Art

Q&A with Lesa Griffith

The Snake at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

Artforum