‘Nervous Structure’ at Lancaster MOAH
Students invited to Young Artist Workshop
Lancaster’s next Young Artist Workshop at the Museum of Art & History (MOAH) is expected to inspire many local youths with its interactive installation, “Nervous Structure,” and then transform their experience into their own work of perceptual art.
Students 17 years of age and younger are invited to attend this free workshop sponsored by The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Hernando and Fran Marroquin Family classroom.
Located in MOAH’s second-floor gallery, “Nervous Structure” is a site-specific and interactive installation created by emerging Detroit-based artists Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza. The work is composed of hundreds of vertical elastic lines illuminated with interactive computer graphics by way of video projectors that react to the presence and motion of viewers.
Utilizing preprinted patterns, participants will learn about and experiment with the two fundamental ideas of the artwork—the Moiré effect and planar interactivity—by overlaying these patterns until they meld into a composition of their liking. Once the patterns are connected together with a brad pin, the students’ compositions become fun, interactive rotating works of art.
The workshop is free and walk-in friendly. Attendees can participate any time between 2 and 5 p.m. For more information, call The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley at (661) 949-1206, or the city’s Parks, Recreation and Arts Department at (661) 723-6077. City Hall hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Docent opportunities include staffing the visitor center and gift shop, walking the trails, leading tours, and other activities from March through May.
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