Surrealist Lunch

SUrREALISt “Lunch ”   A walk through the Menil’s world-renowned Surrealist Galleries; followed by selections from Surrealist poems read by poets   Joshua Beckman Joshua Clover Gillian Conoley Valzhyna Mort Dara Wier Matthew Zapruder _________   The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross, Houston 77006 Thursday, October 12, 2006 ∙ Noon Free & Open to the PublicContinue reading “Surrealist Lunch”

Social Encounters at the Heart of the Art

[excerpt] Urban Networks features five interactive art projects that examine social encounters and explorations in urban places. The works in this exhibition employ a range of technological devices that create urban community connections and offer insights into how emerging technologies might play an alternative role in our experience of everyday urban life. Finishing School presentsContinue reading “Social Encounters at the Heart of the Art”

Find the Hidden Love Song

Hidden Love Song, by Arlete Castelo and Melissa Mongiat (who had previously created Gamelan Playtime) is an 18m long silver rub-off fresque. As passers-by scratch it, they uncover musical and visual love messages hidden through a world inspired by Mark-Anthony Turnage‘s concerto Hidden Love Song. The sound collage is made of scratching noises, extracts ofContinue reading “Find the Hidden Love Song”

Everybody Loves Implosion

Houston is not known for cool, but here is an exception.  The Art League has inverted a bungalow and this is what they got.  For those of you in the vicinity, drive up Montrose toward the Heights (north); the cross street is Willard.  The house–slated for demolition, apparently–was altered by Dean Ruck and Dan Havel.Continue reading “Everybody Loves Implosion”