October 25, 2012
6:00pm

Reception beginning at 5:00pm

Defiant Gardens, Courtesy of Inman Gallery, Collection of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
 

Visionary Texas-based sculptor and Mitchell Center Artist in Residence, Dario Robleto, offers a new multi-media artist talk investigating the connection between creativity, memory and loss. Robleto will share stories, along with his vast collection of sounds and images, to reveal some of the deepest influences behind his art-making. A recent fellow at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History in Washington D.C., Robleto will use as a key example his research around the Voyager space probe launched in the ’70s. The probe, which has now passed the edge of the Solar System, contains onboard the Golden Record, which the artist has called “the greatest DJ mixtape ever recorded.” This Golden Record is a document of humanity’s story told through sound and image and is, as Robleto describes, an example of the inventiveness that surrounds the creative response to loss and should be considered within the tradition of mourning art.

The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed is presented in conjunction with The Art of Death and Dying symposium organized by the University of Houston Libraries.

LOCATION: Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Houston, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd
ADMISSION: Free