“The Language of Things” at the San Diego Art Institute
The San Diego Art Institute, a bi-national contemporary art center in Balboa Park catalyzing new experiences and connecting artists with audience, will launch its 2018 exhibition programming
with a dynamic multimedia installation and curated series of events entitled “The Language of Things,” by Roberto Romero-Molino. The event series will open with a reception on Saturday, January 20 and will follow with a robust programming schedule featuring listening workshops with the artist, a coding seminar and live electroacoustic and instrumental concerts including San Diego’s Art of Élan. The exhibition will end on Saturday, March 17 with a closing reception.
“The Language of Things” is a multimedia exhibition that explores various themes through the use of systems. The interacting multi-channel installations are seeded with sound and/or video that develop in time, so that every second during the exhibition period is a unique moment for the show and the spectator.
A surrealistic landscape of electronic birdsong and Stonehenge-like arrangements of television screens, “The Language of Things” takes us deep into the world of perception, peeling back layers of cultural expectation to reveal the wonder and mystery of everyday sounds, images and objects.
Inspiring cross-cultural collaboration in the regional art community, this exhibition is a partnership between the San Diego Art Institute and the Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT), where the artwork originated earlier this year.
This exhibition aligns with San Diego Art Institute’s commitment to producing thought provoking new works and providing artists a space to break artistic and personal boundaries as well as experiment with their work. The participatory nature of Roberto’s work and the diverse programming we created to go along with it will inspire, encourage dialogue, and provide moments to learn – all of which are main goals of the institute.
Installations in “The Language of Things” will include System #49, an eight-channel monochromatic video; System #32, an eight-channel sound display; Serendibite, a deep listening room with two-channel sounds; Quartet, a four-channel polychromatic video; Open Field, a two component open sound system with oscilloscope; and Painting #01, a video painting from The Kondratiev Cluster.
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