Work by Nicole L’Huillier, Yasushi Sakai and Thomas Sanchez Lengeling
Opening Reception: March 7, 2018 at 6:30pm
On Display through March 31
Diastrofismos is an ongoing work that explores a poetical, critical, and political crossing between technology and matter in order to raise questions about the relationship between human beings and nature. This piece also considers the construction of memory in a community by questioning the notion of monument, as well as imagining alternative forms of communication in times of crisis.
Diastrofismos is a sound installation with a modular system that sends images through rhythmic patterns. The installation changes depending on its context. The last version was done in the context of the Media Arts Bienal in Santiago, Chile, where it was built on a set of debris from the Alto Río building that was destroyed by the 27F earthquake in 2010 in Chile. For this occasion, the piece is built with the detritus of MIT, where the production of things is extremely fast, the landscape is in a constant shift, and there is constant tension between the new and the obsolete, the future and the past.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Jerome B. Wiesner Student Art Gallery, established as a gift from the MIT Class of 1983, honors the former president of MIT, Jerome Wiesner, for his support of the arts at the Institute. Located on the second floor of the Stratton Student Center, the gallery was designed to be a place for students to exhibit their artistic endeavors, both academic and co-curricular.
The gallery was fully renovated in fall 2016, thanks in part to the generosity of Harold (1944) and Arlene Schnitzer and the Council for the Arts at MIT, and now also serves as a central meeting space for MIT Student Arts Programming including the START Studio, Creative Arts Competition, Student Arts Advisory Board and Arts Scholars.
The gallery is located in the MIT Student Center and is open 24 hours a day.
Stratton Student Center, MIT Building W20, Second floor
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Curator: Justin Playl