Professor Emeritus Elizabeth King Showing at MASS MoCA

Elizabeth King, Professor Emeritus, Sculpture + Extended Media, received a review in the New York Times on Radical Small, her current exhibition at MASS MoCA.

At nearby MASS MoCA, the question is what makes figuration go live, raised by Elizabeth King in work that marries exacting handcraft and digital technology.

No stranger to cutting-edge technology, Ms. King (born in 1950) is also a close student of historical automatons. Facing you on entry is a stop-motion animation, projected high on the wall, of a huge staring glass eyeball, its lids held open by a spring-loaded, “Clockwork Orange”-y device. After a few moments it blinks quickly; you have to watch for it, and you may blink sympathetically when it does.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

Photo: Elizabeth King, “Studies for Animation,” 1997-2005. Credit via Elizabeth King for the New York Times


September 5, 2017