Four faculty members breathe new life into wall text at the MCA.
Four faculty members breathe new life into wall text at the MCA.
February 8

Aural Examination

This spring, members of the SAIC community will lead in-gallery performances of Lou Mallozzi’s (Sound, BFA 1978) Didact at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago. Didact is a simultaneous reading by four people of all the interpretive labels for all the artworks in Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962. Participants include Simon Anderson (Art History, Theory, and Criticism), David Getsy (Art History, Theory, and Criticism), and Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs List Wainwright. Spoken aloud, each participant, “transforms information into an undulating auditory atmosphere for the artworks and the viewers in each gallery, calling attention to the institutional, educational, contemplative, social, historical, and architectural contexts of the museum experience,” states the MCA.  Four iterations of Didact will take place on select dates from February 16 through June 2.