Iowa Artists 2016: Alex Braidwood

Alex Braidwood

Alex Braidwood gathers sound with his custom-designed instruments.

June 23 – October 9, 2016
Lower Richard Meier building

Iowa Artists 2016 goes outside the museum into unexpected places in our community.

Throughout May, Alex Braidwood will install devices of his own invention to collect ambient sound in various urban locations. The project, titled Listen Right Here:DSM, makes us aware of the noise that surrounds us, encouraging us to notice a sensory experience often ignored. The collected data will be turned into a composition, debuting in the lower Meier galleries on June 23rd. On that same evening, Jordan Weber will premiere installations and performance in the Meier sunken courtyard and galleries. This project, which presents themes of labor, current economic and social issues, and the place of art in our lives, also includes an off-site abandoned house (visible from Keo Way, on the north edge of downtown Des Moines) modified by the artist in a manner inspired by the architecture of the Art Center. Weber’s exhibition, called Body Snatchers, ties divergent locations together in surprising ways, both personal and political.  

Iowa Artists 2016 is organized by Curator Laura Burkhalter. 

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