Author: Graves, Jen
Date published: February 10, 2011
TRIMPIN: THE SOUND OF INVENTION
A few years ago there was a huge survey of the artist Trimpin's works all across the Northwest. The trouble was, Trimpin's works are mostly very large, and make a lot of sound (they're sound sculptures!), and so you only got to see one thing at once: this at the Henry Art Gallery, that at Seattle Asian Art Museum, those at Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass. You also didn't get to meet the man. In this documentary, you get it all. All of his works, a look at his file of 30 years of "Fuck You Letters" (marked suchly), and even a trip back to his native Black Forest to meet his father and sister, who are alternately mildly impressed and mystified by their infinitely tinkering relative. (JEN GRAVES) With Trimpin in person and a prototype of his new BoomBeatBox. Central Cinema, Thurs Feb 10 at 8 pm.