Visionary Texas-based sculptural artist and Mitchell Center Artist in Residence, Dario Robleto, investigates the connection between creativity and loss. Part artist talk, part performance, Robleto uses storytelling, along with his vast collection of rarely seen sounds and images to suggest this profound connection between loss and creativity to change our notions of “deep time” and what we expect from the role of memory as a device to combat death and loss. 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 respo nse to loss and should be considered within the tradition of mourning art.
The Boundary of Life Is Quietly Crossed is presented as part of the University of Houston Libraries’ symposium, “The Art of Death and Dying.”
- Location: Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Houston, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd
- Price: Free
- Sponsor: UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Contact: Nicole Romano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-5749 for more information.