Sonic Sound Sculpture, Light Installation at the Nelson-Atkins

Sonic Sound Sculpture, Light Installation at the Nelson-Atkins

Kansas City, MO – infoZine – A free, one-of-a-kind outdoor event featuring Quixotic, an innovative performance art collective, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Bloch Building at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City Friday, Sept. 8 from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Surfaces: 10 Years of Illumination, a Nelson-Atkins/ Quixotic partnership, will employ projection, choreography and musical composition to honor Bloch Building architect Steven Holl.

“We are delighted that the Nelson-Atkins is teaming up once again with Quixotic for the auspicious occasion of celebrating our iconic Bloch Building,” said Julián Zugazagoitia, Menefee D. and Mary Louise Blackwell CEO & Director of the Nelson-Atkins. “For 10 years, the Bloch Building has been a physical manifestation of the forward-thinking leaders who championed it, and utilizing a group of talented artists to mark this anniversary is fitting.”

Original Bloch Building
Original Bloch Building image courtesy of Tim Hursley

An evening is planned to delight the audience on the north side of the Nelson-Atkins, featuring pop-up performances with music and dance. At dusk, a magical light installation with a projection mapping experience will light up the spectacular Bloch Building. Food trucks will also be on hand, and coffee and wine will be available for purchase.

“We are excited for the opportunity to create a one of a kind audio and visual performance installation in honor of the Bloch Building,” said Anthony Magliano, Quixotic Founder and Creative Director.

In case of rain, the event will be held Sunday, Sept. 10.

In 2013, Quixotic and the Nelson-Atkins teamed up to present Surfaces, an illuminated retrospective that used the museum’s south façade as a backdrop for airborne, dancing performers, moving projection art and aerialists performing while suspended in mid-air.


Published at Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:41:19 +0000

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