The Museum of Craft & Design in San Francisco is running a series of pop-up museums while searching for a new permanent home. The first, housing Transference, opened on November 10, 2010 and runs through January 9, 2011.
Here’s what they say about the exhibition –
Experience our first pop-up museum – exhibition, programs, and store – in the heart of the Castro. Glass artist Andy Paiko and sound artist Ethan Rose have collaborated to create a kinetic-sound installation that reinterprets the armonica – a musical instrument made of glass. Transference presents a contemporary interpretation of the strangely ethereal sounds of the “singing wine glass” by removing on the performer, relying on electronic composition to trigger movement, vibration, and sound in bowls mounted on walls and atop pedestals. This alternative version of the musical instrument calls attention to its history while simultaneously reminding the viewer of the unexpected potential of the simple glass bowl.
Exhibition design: Ted Cohen
Museum of Craft and Design
499 Castro Street (at 18th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94114