Glassell School, The Museum of Fine Arts presents From Here to Afternoon, on view September 6–November 24, 2013. Opening reception: September 6, 6 p.m.From Here to Afternoon starts from the photographic motion studies that scientific managers Lillian and Frank Gilbreth conducted in the 1910s and 1920s. Using a gridded space to determine the pace, intensity, and timing of an effort graphed in light, they strove to visualize movement totally, going so far as to claim that their light-cycle depictions of efficient motion were translatable to any material and activity.Following the Gilbreths' method, From Here to Afternoon explores the shared aspects of art and profane techniques, procedures, and practices.Works by several artists situate movement and experience in historical and local contexts, and they also have part in the Gilbreths' gesture of abstracting and recomposing concrete activities. Abstract is shown not as a kind of art but employed as a method with incalculable results.The artists include Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann; Liz Magic Laser; Elke Marhöfer and Mikhail Lylov; Romana Schmalisch; and Arseniy Zhilyaev. The curator is Patrik Haggren, first-year Core Program critic.Related film presentations:
September 4, 7 p.m. at Alabama Song, 2521 Oakdale Street
Presentation by Elke Marhöfer & Mikhail LylovSaturday, September 7, 12 p.m.in Freed Auditorium, Glassell School of Art
Elke Marhöfer & Mikhail Lylov, Hongkong Turbulence, 41 min (2013)
Romana Schmalisch & Robert Schlicht, Recitanto, 35 min (2010)Pictured: Romana Schmalisch, Notation of Efficiency, 2013, slide projection and model (bamboo sphere). © Romana Schmalisch.