The Road is ON With Molly Mac (part 3)

This is our third and concluding blog post from artist Molly Mac on the Summer Field Studies project “How to Get THERE ( the dam) from HERE (Seattle).” 

 

First we ate breakfast.

Then I reminded everybody about three things:

1. How to download a QR code reader for a mobile device
2. I have two heroes: Eva Hesse & Amanda Beard
3. For the rest of the day I’ll give away my voice in 4 color-coded roles: YELLOW is normal voice (wears black and knows she is doing an art project); GREEN voice gives advice; BLUE voice gives facts; PINK voice makes confessions (after she frames a safe space to do so).

THEN I read Richard Serra’s verb list: “Actions to Relate to Oneself”
..which was dry, imperative, and kind of embarrassing, I think.

9:26am

THEN we drove from the Dam to the Security Facility (facade)

9:42am

9:44am

pink gave this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blue gave this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEN we drove from the security facade to the Lake Roosevelt Boat Launch.

9:56am

green gave this (it was a BIG sticker):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEN we drove from the Lake Roosevelt boat Launch to the Crown Point Lookout.

>>pink did not have a sticker<<
http://youtu.be/HpEwY3ynZg8?t=16s

THEN we drove from Crown Point Lookout to a picnic table by Devil’s Punchbowl (Steamboat Rock State Park)

10:49am

green gave this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

………. to be continued……

……click here to find the rest……..

 

The Week Ahead @ Henry

This week, 

We would love for you to take a break with us. You deserve it.

tour at the Henry

A group tours “Katinka Bock: A and I” this past winter.

Art Break!

Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Join us as UW Exhibition guide Elissa Favero walks us through Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing.

Elissa first fell in love with contemporary art as an assembly of Louise Bourgeois eye benches was installed outside her freshman-year dorm room at Williams College, and the visual arts and landscape remain at the core of her practice as a writer, editor, and researcher. After an internship at the National Park Service and a stint at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., Elissa moved west for graduate studies in art and architectural history at the University of Washington.

Did you know 

That our summer exhibitions close September 7th? Be sure to catch them while you can!

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

With Hidden Noise

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello

The Week Ahead @ Henry

This week (and every week really) the Henry is busy!

As we prepare for Ann Hamilton’s exciting museum-wide exhibition a common sense coming this October, one task was to uncover the large skylights over the Henry’s South galleries.

The tarps covering the skylights were last taken off for VOLUME: Bed of Sound, in 2001… 13 years ago!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The open skylights will flood the gallery with natural light, changing the lighting throughout the day.

Be sure to catch our summer exhibitions which close September 7th!

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

With Hidden Noise

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing

 

The Week Ahead @ Henry

Have you experienced the Henry’s current audio/visual exhibitions? Be sure to catch them before they close on September 7!

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing

This exhibition pairs work by two artists who focus on the essential qualities of photography and video to frame and represent.

Rineke Dijkstra. I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman).

Rineke Dijkstra. I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman).

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello

This exhibition premieres four new videos, products of a collaboration by artists Andrew Deutsch (U.S., b. 1968) and Stephen Vitiello (U.S., b. 1964). The suite of works was developed by exchanging a number of sound files via email and then processing them with the help of a Sandin image processor and other technologies.

Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello. Trans-scape .

Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello. Trans-scape [video still].

With Hidden Noise

Titled after Marcel Duchamp’s readymade of a ball of string held between two brass plates and containing a mysterious sound-making object, With Hidden Noise brings together sound works made from traditional instruments and field recordings, and others masked through electronic processes.

Stephen Vitiello. Finding Pictures in Search of Sounds.

Stephen Vitiello. Finding Pictures in Search of Sounds.

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

This focused exhibition presents, for the first time, holdings in the Henry’s collection by the late Los Angeles-based artist Ken Price (U.S., 1935-2012).

Ken Price. Untitled.

 

 

Documentation in the Field: A Day at Discovery Park with Summer Field Studies

credit: workshop participants

On June 28, Portland-based artists Lisa Schonberg and Daniela Molnar led a multimedia documentation workshop at Discovery Park in conjunction with our Summer Field Studies project . Their goal was to enable participants to discover variable forms of observation and documentation, from drawing and note taking to field recording and music composition. Here is their report on the day:

We met at the visitor center on the east edge of Discovery Park. A persistent drizzle fell as we laid out a game plan. We divided into groups; each group would focus on a one square meter or one square foot plot. Each group received a set of prompts, a tape measure, and survey flags in order to mark a plot for study. The prompts were meant as a starting point for inquiry. For example, “Observe movement in and out of your plot. Document any inputs or outputs. Water, wind, flying organisms, walking organisms, etc.” or “Focus in on human presence or remnants of human presence.”

Based on their interests, participants chose from a variety of supplies — field guides, field recording equipment, hand lenses, insect nets, colored pencils, notebooks, and an aspirator (a whimsical contraption used to suck bugs into a container for examination). We set off towards the west end of the park.

As our group entered a wide meadow, the sun won out. Layers were shed as the groups dispersed to their chosen spots, navigating by intuition. One group found a hidden trail that led to a shady nook in the forest, two groups went to the edge of the meadow where a sheer drop led to Shilshole Bay, the Olympic Mountains gleaming in the distance. The fourth group found a spot in the tall grasses of the meadow, focusing on the intricate multi-layered diversity thriving in their small sample area.

After about an hour, we met up and shared our results. Below is some documentation of participant’s diverse approaches to understanding their plots. A larger gallery of work from this prolific event is at https://www.flickr.com/photos/documentationinthefield/. Lucinda Roanoke documented the documenting, and her photos can be viewed here.
photo credit Kerri Rosenstein

Kerri Rosenstein

photo credit Kerri Rosenstein

Kerri Rosenstein

photo credit Kerri Rosenstein

Kerri Rosenstein

photo credit Kerri Rosenstein

Kerri Rosenstein

photo credit Kerri Rosenstein

Kerri Rosenstein

photo credit Letty M Barnes

Letty M Barnes

photo credit Letty M Barnes

Letty M Barnes

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

Ryan Pierce

The Week Ahead @ Henry

This week, take a break with us and chat about art.

Art Break!

Thursday, August 7, 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Join us this week as Elissa Favero walks us through Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing

A few quick facts about your guide: Elissa Favero attended UW for her graduate studies in art and architectural history, has worked for the Seattle Art Museum, and is a volunteer exhibition guide here, at our very own Henry Art Gallery.

Thomas Struth. Louvre 2, Paris.

Thomas Struth. Louvre 2, Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and be sure to experience our current exhibitions:

Ken Price: Inside/Outside

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch & Stephen Vitiello

With Hidden Noise

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing

 

 

 

 

 

The Week Ahead @ Henry

Art Break!

Thursday, July 31, 12:30-1 PM

Take a break and join us for an art walk and talk! This last tour of the month will be led by Nina Bozicnik, Assistant Curator, and focus on Ken Price: Inside/Outside. 

 

Summer Field Studies:

How to get THERE (the Dam) from HERE (Seattle) with Molly Mac

Saturday, August 2, 10 AM-10 PM

How to get back THERE (Seattle) from HERE (the Dam)

Sunday, August 3, 10 AM-10 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week, Summer Field Studies features a performance tour with Seattle artist Molly Mac. The artist invites you to join her on a weekend road trip to visit the Grand Coulee Dam and sites in and around Electric City.

 

Now on view:

Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ing 

With Hidden Noise

Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch and Stephen Vitiello

Ken Price: Inside/Outside