“Bertram in Milfoil”, from Steven Miller’s fantastic show, Subsumed, now for a limited time only at the Museum of Museums. Courtesy of Steven miller

UNTIL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21: STEVEN MILLER SUBSUMED AT THE MUSEUM OF MUSEUMS

The lake is my lover looks cosmic.

Run, don’t walk, for Seattle-based photographer Steven Miller Encompassed at the Museum of Museums. It’s only until Sunday, but it’s imperative that you immerse yourself in his otherworldly photography. Miller roots his show in his habit of swimming naked in Lake Washington from May to October each year, which he considers his “spiritual practice” and a “daily exercise in submission.” After discovering goggles that allowed him to see clearly underwater for the first time, this year he invited friends and social media followers to pose nude in the giant lake.

For photos like “The Lake Is My Lover,” Miller used colored gels when shooting from above at night to achieve the bright, slippery textures of his models’ bodies writhing and struggling against the water. of mysterious appearance. And for black-and-white photos like “Bertram in Milfoil” (above), Miller photographed his models with his digital camera using an underwater vehicle. From digital negatives, he then printed the images with Lith developer, dipping them in gold or selenium toner that uniquely altered the color of each photo. The resulting impressions capture the beauty of the human form in the depths of ancient Lake Washington, appearing as a dream or a vision (some might say it is the same). If you miss the show – which you shouldn’t – you’ll still have a chance to catch Miller’s immersive video installation of its underwater shoots installed in one of the lower bathrooms of the MoM for the next six months.

that of Steven Miller Encompassed runs from now until Sunday 21 November in the museum’s kitchen gallery. Entrance is free and masks are compulsory.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19: LA LUZ IN NEPTUNE

Following the release of their self-titled fourth album, La Luz, now primarily based in California, is back in Seattle for just one night at Neptune. Known for their tunes with garage and surf rock accents, La LuzThe latter lean on psych rock with their luscious vocals and guitar riffs. For this release, they teamed up with producer and songwriter Adrian Younge, who helped the band “lean into slowness” on tracks such as the trippy “Yuba Rot” and the lovely “Lazy Eyes and Dune”, lead singer Shana Cleveland Recount Treble Zine. But they still know how to shred your face with the bouncy, drum-driven “Metal Man”. Join Them On Stage is based in East Los Angeles Tropa Magica, whose interpretation of psychedelic cumbia will properly warm up the crowd.

La Luz is playing at Neptune on Friday, November 19. Doors are at 7 p.m. and tickets are $ 18 in advance. Masks and proof of vaccination (or a recent negative COVID test) are required for entry.


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19: OFF99 PRESENTS: ASH LAURYN AND DJ RIZ ROLLINS @ KREMWERK


Once you’re done swinging your hips to the psych-rock tunes of La Luz, head to the Denny Triangle on Friday for one of the best shows of the month. Atlanta-by-way-of-Detroit-based DJ Ash Lauryn will be on deck at Kremwerk thanks to OFF99, guiding the crowd through what is sure to be a delightful and cleansing late-night session. For a taste of the transcendent delicacies you’re looking for, check out her recordings of her monthly radio show on NTS, Underground & Black, who explores his “love for the historical roots of dance music” by bringing black musicians, tracks and DJs to the fore. She has also just released her first solo production, EP truth, a four-track record that features his rising voice and a remix by Kai Alcé. The legendary Riz Rollins and DJ OFF99 will join her. Don’t miss this!

Ash Lauryn and Riz Rollins perform at Kremwerk on Friday November 19th. The show will start at 10 p.m. and tickets are $ 16.80. Masks and proof of vaccination (or a recent negative COVID test) are required for entry.


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20 TO SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21: POP-UP SEATTLE DESIGN DEPARTMENT TO GIFT STORE

Once again, Seattle Design Department will be moving inside the gift shop over the weekend to sell its wares, which they will sport with old government advertising campaigns and Seattle-era municipal branding. Founded by Ryan Hunt and Nate Hoe, the group’s in-person pop-ups typically also feature some of their research into the history of art and design of the city of Seattle. And in store, you can pick up some of the fan favorites, such as the King County Subway hat and round neck, the Washington Apple Commission tote and hat, Seattle Parks and Recreation Nalgene bottle– as well as some new items, such as their new In the street tee. Their products online tend to sell out almost immediately, so if you haven’t managed to grab any of their Seattle memorabilia, now is the time.

The Seattle Design Department will be relocating to the International District Gift Shop on Saturday, November 20 (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, November 21 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Mask yourself!

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