Today I went to the "umbrella house" as I call it or I guess, the "Parasol Project" by Jo Ann Fleischhauer in Houston. Flieshhauer took a house originally owned by William L. Foley and his children Blanche, Rose, and John Foley in 1904 and made it a work of art. It was amazing!
Words from the artist: "I colored Black and White MRI images of brains with colored pencils, manipulated the images, transferred and digitally printed them on satin fabric. Looking, shading, and shaping, I found the brain scans floral. Gardenlike. Hidden emotions expressed through flower exchange. An exposed brain that had floral qualities."
This is a link to the video I took of it, its kind of shaky.. I thought the house was just so cool and i wanted people to be able to see and hear it. The music coming from it was beautiful.
"The music/sound is the composer's response to the house's memory. The sound design and compositional interludes suggest to the listener the house's unknown echo. From speakers located in different rooms, the projected musical componenrts offer a sculptural experience of surround sound. The clip clop of horses, practicing of piano scales, and an aria sung by Blanche Foley in 1913 with the Houston Symphony are collaged with the composer's contemporary melodic responses."