March 26, 2007 - April 27, 2007
Lecture and Gallery Talk
Friday, April 6, 2007
8:00 - 8:30 am
Noble and Greenough School's Foster Gallery
10 Campus Drive
Dedham, MA 02026
For Mags Harries and Lajos Héder, water becomes a sculptural medium capable of visual alchemy: transforming space; galvanizing memory; and prompting consideration of its sustainability as a resource. Harries and Héder’s installation Waterways at the Foster Gallery combines the projection piece "The River;” a video piece with ball and net; and "Winding Down the Charles River," a giant, 550-pound ball of string the length of the Charles. While these three works reflect the fluidity and power of water, "Displacement 2050," a massive block of ice melting slowly over the course of the installation, forces viewers to confront the mutability of water and the larger ramifications of global warming.