The Starry Messenger
is a nine-monitor video installation of the ever-shifting and evolving Milky Way. It was filmed at Griffith Observatory Planetarium in Los Angeles and shot from below the massive Zeiss star projector, and it’s on view for the next year at the new Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. “When you walk into the Moody, you’re immediately greeted by an artwork and you’re in a special space,” says Alison Weaver, executive director. Weaver explains that the piece, which is on a seven-minute video loop, taps into Houston’s core as Space City and will anchor a series of discussions and presentations with scientists, poets, artists and astronauts. “[Thater] is not only interested in the natural world itself, but also how we observe the natural world,” says Weaver.
10 a.m. Friday. Continuing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. February 24 through February 1. 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-2787 or visit moody.rice.edu
Artist Diana Thater’s