SkyLife is a collaboration between artist/musician and writer Anne McGuire and sound artist/musician Wayne Grim.
Wayne and Anne have always loved Radio, from the ‘CBS Radio Mystery Theater’ of the 1970’s to NPR’s ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me’. With this new story, written and read by Anne, we create a surreal sound world as a vessel to float the story upon.
Anne McGuire paints, writes, sings, and makes video and installations. Her musical act, the Freddy McGuire Show, has performed at SFMOMA, The Exploratorium, Cafe du Nord, BAM/PFA, The Lab, and ATA in San Francisco, as well as at Transmodern Festival in Baltimore, and Temple Bar Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Her videos and paintings have been shown at 2nd floor gallery, Southern Exposure, et al gallery, Altman Siegel Gallery, Right Window, Queen’s Nails, and many other venues in San Francisco, and nationally including Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, the New York Underground Film Festival, and The American Museum of the Moving Image, all in New York, and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank in Chicago, and LUX in London, UK. Anne is happy to announce that a solo show of her latest paintings opens on January 4th, 2018, at Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco. She lives and works in San Francisco.
Born in Baltimore, Wayne Grim studied music at The University of Maryland and Mills College in Oakland California. He currently curates and produces sound works for the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Grim is a sound artist, musician, composer, and improviser. His work with acoustic and electronic instruments, computers and sound objects explores worlds between beauty and failure
His work spans a variety of areas, generative music, spontaneous composition, non-western musical techniques, improvisation, durational works, minimalism, noise, conceptual art, and the sonification of scientific phenomena. Most recently he created a musical sonification for the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse featuring the Kronos Quartet.