Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) and At Twilight

with artist Simon Starling
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

As part of Nuclear Reactions, the university-wide commemoration of the splitting of the atom, Turner Prize winning English conceptual artist Simon Starling will screen video portions of two recent multimedia installations. Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima) documents the making of masks for a Japanese Noh play inspired by the creation of Henry Moore’s Nuclear Energy sculpture, placing Moore alongside real and fictional contemporaries including James Bond and Enrico Fermi. At Twilight, inspired by a Noh-influenced W.B. Yeats play, features a re-creation of a dance from the original play that will be accompanied live at this event by musician Joshua Abrams’s Natural Information Society. 

English conceptual artist and Turner Prize winner Simon Starling works in a wide variety of media (film, installation, photography) to interrogate the histories of art and design, scientific discoveries, and global economic and ecological issues, among other subjects. 

Co-presented by the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative, the Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, the Department of Visual Arts, and the Film Studies Center.