Event: Paulo’s last day

March 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Please join us Friday, March 27 from 11am – 2pm for a End of Residency event at the ASU Art Museum in celebration of artist Paulo Nenflidio

SEE AND PLAY SOUND SCULPTURES and ENJOY REFRESHMENTS!

END OF RESIDENCY EVENT

Friday, March 27 from 11am – 2pm

Festivities in and around the Museum to celebrate the culmination of Paulo Nenflidio’s residency and the opening of an exhibition of works created during the past six weeks by the artist and collaborating partners.

artist Paulo Nenflidio, curator John Spiak and Marcio Bottner

artist Paulo Nenflidio, curator John Spiak and Marcio Bottner

THE EXHIBITION

Gambiarra – improvising with cheap materials that one can find easily.

The concept of gambiarra applies to the creative way of fixing and inventing objects frequently used by people living on the streets in Brazil, but also by musicians, poets and artists.

Born in São Bernardo do Campo in 1976, Nenflidio is a sound artist who also works in sculpture and drawing. During his residency, the artist works with museum visitors to create the Monochord Which Sustains the Electromagnetic Infinite, an interactive sound sculpture in which a rope is placed to vibrate infinitely by means of a circuit of positive feedback. The artist hopes to construct the sculpture with recycled household materials and appliances that produce sound, such as old radios and electronics. Nenflidio developed the project with the intent of learning to play the sculpture both privately and in collective concert, creating an environment with many sound-producing elements where participants can simultaneously create a cacophony of sound.

The ASU Art Museum Social Studies initiative challenges the traditional exhibition format by inviting artists who consider social interaction a crucial part of the art-making process to begin their work in an empty gallery in the museum. Visitors are then invited into the gallery to participate with the artist to create objects and installations, or to simply observe and question the process.

This project is made possible through funding provided by F.A.R. (Future Arts Research) @ Arizona State University and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support provided by Friends of the ASU Art Museum. Gambiarra is organized by John D. Spiak, curator, ASU Art Museum, in collaboration with Marcio Botner, director of A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro.

For more information regarding the Social Studies initiative, please visit: http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/socialstudies/

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