Visionary Texas-based sculptural artist and UH Mitchell Center Artist in Residence, here Dario Robleto, remedy investigates the connection between creativity and loss.

Defiant Gardens, Courtesy of Inman Gallery, Collection of the Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Part artist talk, part performance, Robleto uses storytelling, along with his vast collection of rarely seen sounds and images to suggest this profound connection between loss and creativity to change our notions of “deep time” and what we expect from the role of memory as a device to combat death and loss. A recent fellow at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History in Washington D.C., Robleto will use as a key example his research around the Voyager space probe launched in the ’70s. The probe, which has now passed the edge of the Solar System, contains onboard the Golden Record, which the artist has called “the greatest DJ mixtape ever recorded.” This Golden Record is a document of humanity’s story told through sound and image and is, as Robleto describes, an example of the inventiveness that surrounds the creative response to loss and should be considered within the tradition of mourning art.

The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed is presented in conjunction with The Art of Death and Dying symposium organized by the University of Houston Libraries.

October 25, 2012
5:00pm reception, 6:00pm presentation
LOCATION: Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building, University of Houston, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd