EXHIBITION - SOUND/SCULPTURE
Harry Bertoia, Nathalie Miebach
and the BGSU Gamelan
Friday, September 9 -- October 18
Willard Wankelman Gallery
Sponsored in part by Ohio Arts Council and BGSU Ethnic Cultural Arts Program
In celebration of the repair and reinstallation of our magnificent Bertoia Tonal Sculpture in the Gallery Sculpture Garden, this exhibition brings together three sound/sculpture variations. A series of monoprints by pioneering sound sculptor Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) provide a visual sense of the musicality that pervaded his sculpture. Nathalie Miebach constructs colorful carefully-plotted woven sculptures that interpret weather events and can be read as musical scores. BGSU’s Kusuma Sari Balinese Gamelan– an Indonesian orchestra of percussion instruments built and tuned to stay together as a set and used to relate historical dramas – is the final component. These elements come together to celebrate the ways we interpret, understand and appreciate events and experiences through multiple senses.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
ARTalks, Performances & the Opening of the BGSU New Music Festival | 6 p.m.
• Introduction by Celia Bertoia
• ARTalk by Nathalie Miebach
• Performance of Miebach's Hurricane Noel as interpreted by BGSU student composer Cory Kasprzyk and played by the BGSU Combustible Arts Ensemble under the direction of Tom Rosenkranz
• Gamelan performance
• Q & A with the performers, followed by the Opening Reception