Score: Field Work, a site-specific installation by Houston-based artist Ayanna Jolivet McCloud. Incorporating elements of sound, performance, writing and installation, the exhibition includes work by the artist, together with a selection of women artists, musicians, and performers, whose work question women's role in sound art, and explore the materiality of sound through a feminist perspective. Transforming the gallery into a multi-sensory environment, the works in the exhibition include an installation by the artist of reverberating bells that suspend from the ceiling in the center of the gallery, along with a series of scores and writings by women musicians and sound artists, which span across the gallery walls. Additionally, the exhibition includes a collection of sound featuring audio performances and interviews by women musicians/sound artists.
During the run of the exhibition, the artist presents two nights of live performances, readings and workshops by local women artist/ musicians including Ruth Langston, Garden Medium (Rebecca Novak, Carol Sandin Cooley, Sandy Ewen), Stalina Villarreal, Aunt Okonkwo. Megan Easely, Veronica Anne Salinas, Sonia P. Flores and Victor Hernandez, Anisa Boukhlif and Lisa Harris (telematically).
art league houston, january 2017
photos: alex barber