SMFA and Non-Event present
Sound artist Steve Roden plays special finds from his eclectic and expansive record collection and will discuss his unique connection to sound and collecting.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
W. Van Alan Clark, Jr. Library
230 The Fenway
6:30pm / FREE
STEVE RODEN is a visual and sound artist from Los Angeles, living in Pasadena. His work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance.
Roden’s working process uses various forms of specific notation (words, musical scores, maps, etc.) and translates them through self invented systems into scores, which then influence the process of painting, drawing, sculpture, and composition. These scores, rigid in terms of their parameters and rules, are also full of holes for intuitive decisions, failures and left turns. the inspirational source material becomes a kind of formal skeleton that the abstract finished works are built upon.