Nasher Sculpture Center presents Olivia Block: "Sightings" opening day
The Nasher Sculpture Center will present "Sightings: Olivia Block," a newly commissioned work by renowned American media artist and composer Olivia Block. In complement to the Harry Bertoia retrospective, "Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life," Block’s sound installation is comprised from recordings of Harry Bertoia’s sounding sculptures, which are part the exhibition.
Block’s recent work reflects her interest in time, wind, shadows, and the acoustic properties of physical materials like metal and wood. The new installation, titled "The Speed of Sound in Infinite Copper," will highlight the sounding sculptures’ ability to create a palpable sonic space while allowing the audience to activate the sonic experience by moving about the room. Block complements the changing aural environment projecting the silhouettes of the movement of the sounding sculptures across the floor and up the walls of the Corner Gallery at the Nasher.
The exhibition will be on display through April 24.