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Ryan Hughes and Matt Reimers, Door to the River

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Door to the River

Performed continuously from dusk until dawn, this collage of sound, light, and motion is an experiment in spontaneity inspired by abstract expressionist painters. All of the sound in the performance is improvised, cyclically built up and broken down as waves and vibrations constantly overlap and overtake what came previously. A sense of continual becoming characterizes the piece. Like the flowing elements in the paintings of Willem de Kooning, the sounds are connected to color and movement as video projections envelop the space. Fluctuating between representative imagery and nonrepresentational form and color, the video loops at random to maximize the unexpected.

Presented by Gallery 148 (a student-curated exhibition program) at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Ryan Hughes and Matt Reimers

Ryan Hughes and Matt Reimers are seniors with a concentration in painting in the fine arts studio program at MCAD.