“Rain: Magdalena Fernández”

“Rain: Magdalena Fernández”

Photo by Jean C. Giallorenzo, courtesy of M. Fernández Digital rendering of "2iPM009" for "Rain: Magdalena Fernández."


Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 3:30-7 p.m. Continues through June 4 2017
Free to $10

Location Info:

The Water Works - Buffalo Bayou Park
105 Sabine St.
Houston, Texas  77007
The recently rediscovered and rehabbed underground Cistern at Buffalo Bayou Park lends itself to “Rain: Magdalena Fernández,” the debut exhibition inside the former water reservoir. The video installation by Fernández – a Venezuelan abstract-constructivist artist who has transitioned from sculptural works to digital media and animation – showcases a conceptual video projection entitled 2iPM009 that mimics a rain-soaked night and features a minimal musique concrète-like soundtrack. Starting with a geometric unit, she multiples the line exponentially and adds in light, sound and movement until the underground space feels like a rainy night sky. Hollywood SFX designers should take note: her raindrop sound comes from a cappella Slovenian choir members who snapped fingers, stomped heels, and slapped their hands against their legs. This time rain doesn't come from the sky; it's co-presented by Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. December 10 through June 4. The Water Works, 105 Sabine. For information, call 713-752-0314 extensions 301 or 401, or visit buffalobayou.org. Free to $10.


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