Thursday, April 14, 2011

Performing Villareal with Jean-Paul Perrotte

Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty Street

Performing Villareal's Animating Light
with Composer Jean-Paul Perrotte

Thursday, April 28, 6 – 8pm
Cost $10 / $8 Museum members

Experience the fluid, erratic, and astonishing movements of Leo Villareal’s works in Animating Light as they come to life through composer Jean-Paul Perrotte’s musical score. Perrotte’s improvisational electronic score responds to the patterns of light manifested by the computer codes of Villareal’s light sculptures. This is the second in a series of three programs designed to interpret Villareal’s work.

Animating Light, now at the Nevada Museum of Art, is the first museum survey of the groundbreaking work of Leo Villareal, whose stunning manipulations of light and color are internationally renowned. Villareal is the most prominent light sculptor of his generation. In 1997, he abandoned his work with interactive television and began creating sculptures in which he combined strobe lights, neon, and most recently, LED bulbs activated by the artist’s own custom-made software.

Animating Light will be at the Museum through May 22, 2011.

[image and text from the museum’s website]

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