The Gold Divide by Leah Medin
This is a piece installed at my alma mater, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the day after the Boston Marathon.
Don’t think I can make this talk, but now it’s time to plan our annual visit!
In conjunction with his new exhibition at MASS MoCA (which will be opening the same day), Xu Bing the artist will discuss his career over the past twenty years, and in particular address the events surrounding the making of his controversial Phoenix Project.
This is one artist talk you will not want to miss.
Friday, April 26, 5PM
Cocky Eek, Wingz
Wings // is an embodiment of Leonorda da Vinci’s studies for wings (1487-1490). Once speeded up the person can stir its wings in the air. As one is not used to this body position in motion, it could evoke strong physical reactions for the participants once landed on the floor.
Wind-Dress // is an enlarged rectangular form derived from the wings as described above, attached to the body.The interplay of the wind, the body and the cloth are forming a cinematografic sequence.
Nathalie Miebach makes baskets. But instead of making standard-issue baskets and filling them with fruit, she uses basket weaving as a way to interpret data. Meteorological data, astronomical data, all kinds of stuff.
For example, that sculpture on top?
Twilight, Tides and Whales - Cape Cod ( February/March 2006)
Reed, wood, data, 30”x18”x20”, 2006
This piece looks at the relationship between moon and sun rise and set, data, tidal and twilight readings taken in Provincetown, MA, and whale sightings along the New England Coast during the time frame of February – March 2006. All of the data comes from the U.S. Naval Observatory, NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) and the Northeast Fishery Science Center.
Read more over at Discover Magazine’s Visual Science blog.