Organized by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Curatorial Walkthrough: Soundforge
MoCC Director and Chief Curator Namita Wiggers, with artists Gabriel Craig and Michael Remson, presents an in depth look at Soundforge, on view through September 21, 2013.Download (mp3).
CraftPerspectives Symposium: Craft and Social Practice
This symposium is in conjunction with Open Engagement, an international conference that explores socially engaged art making organized by Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA concentration. Craft and Social Practice is a project of MuseDownload (mp3) Subscribe to the Museum podcast for other great recordings.
May 16, 2013 – September 21, 2013
Curated by: Anna Walker
Soundforge continues the Museum’s SoundCraft series with a multimedia installation, the result of a two-year collaboration between metalsmith Gabriel Craig and composer Michael Remson. The installation combines video, audio, and sculptural elements in an interactive piece that explores forging metal as an act of fabrication and percussion. Audiences are invited to use custom hand-carved wooden mallets to play hand-forged steel keyed instruments. As each key is tuned to complement the musical score, it is through striking the keys that viewers successfully engage and complete the work.