Diastrofismos

Work by Nicole L’Huillier, Yasushi Sakai and Thomas Sanchez Lengeling

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.

March 2018

The February School.

The February School

MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology graduate students  set up a temporary school as an intervention into the nested ecosystem of education at MIT. This school is a subsystem of education where students and the general public are invited to participate in ACT student-led classes, cinema cycles, exhibitions, discussions, conferences, fellowship, workshops, construction and celebrations throughout the month of February. The intervention uses the structures and conventions of a typical university to explore other ways of learning, sharing and building knowledge and community.

This student-organized exhibition is part of ACT’s year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the internationally renowned MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS). You can read more about the anniversary festivities on the ACT website.

February 2018

Vidhya, Aurelien van Hollebeke. Courtesy of the artist.

Kerala

Work by Aurelien van Hollebeke, Visiting Graduate Student in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Kerala showcases the work of Aurelien van Hollebeke through his photographs taken during his 2015 stay in the south Indian state of Kerala.

 

January 8 – 31, 2018

Detached, Ivy Li.

Detached

Work by Ivy Li, Sophomore, Physics
On Display: December 8-30, 2017
A series of works contending with emptiness while finding tranquility amidst the silence.

December 2017

Shelter, by Ohyoon Kwon, Sophomore, Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Shelter

Work by Ohyoon Kwon, Sophomore, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Pistachios are a great snack. What happens to their protective crusts after the nuts are consumed? Their journey thereafter.

sheltered feelings, fragility, decadence

joy, craze, confusion, expression, explosion, chaos, celebration, consolation, acceptance

A series of mixed media works.

November 2017

“Suffocated” by Allan Gelman. Courtesy of the artist.

Success and Failure

A group show curated by Kate Weishaar, Architecture ’18.

The pressures of MIT have a tendency to distort students’ definitions of “success” and “failure”. Faced with the high expectations of family and friends and the high standards set by highly successful peers, many MIT students self-identify as failures. This show, composed of art from several current undergraduate students, shares a few student definitions of “success” and “failure”, while challenging viewers to redefine these words for themselves.

October 2017

briar, installation view. Credit: Katherine Paseman and Maxine Beeman.

MIT in Flight + briar

MIT In Flight is a photographic project created by Landon Carter to explore the fleeting moment of a leap, the twist of a ribbon and the beauty of traditional Chinese dance at MIT. Featuring dancers from the MIT Asian Dance Team, lighting collaboration with Jake Gunter, and assistance from Rachel Wu. Funded in part by a Director’s Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT.

briar is a small pavilion intended to evoke a sense of comfort, curiosity and wonder created by Katherine Paseman and Maxine Beeman.

February – March, 2017

Paper Curiousities

What happens when we make circuits for self-expression? This exhibition featured interactive creations by artists and engineers to explore this question.

April-May 2016

Wildlife Conservation Society’s Glover's Reef Research Station in Belize photographed by student Sasha Chapman, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow.

Visiting Artist Class, Underwater Photography

Visiting Artist Keith Ellenbogen and theoretical physicist Allan Adams created and co-taught “Underwater Conservation Photography,” a cross-disciplinary course. The class spent several intensive weeks in the MIT pool honing their diving and photography skills and testing equipment and techniques, before heading to the Wildlife Conservation Society on Glover’s Reef off the coast of Belize. They documented damselfish, parrotfish, seafans, Christmas tree worms, sponges and eels, among other creatures, and then exhibited their photographs in the Wiesner Gallery, accompanied by text explaining the technological, biological and ecological stories behind the images.

March 2016