The second iteration of the Moody Project Wall series is led by Houston-based artist Reginald Adams. Through a series of performative workshops with students and members of the community, Adams will introduce therapeutic sound frequencies that are then technologically translated into visual wall graphics. Using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tingsha bells, and gongs, Adams will arrange and perform sound baths across campus. The performances will be recorded using an audio recorder and a spectrogram to capture a visual representation of the sonic experience, which will then be digitized and incorporated into the background imagery for a wall mural at the Moody.
Once on view, Adams will continue the conversation through public dialogues about social engagement, healing principles, and the role of art in an increasingly multi-faceted world. Rice University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Student Diversity Facilitators program will partner with Adams to engage students and public audiences with this project.
“I’m honored to use my artwork and creativity to bring together Rice University students and community members to co-create works of art that raise consciousness and awareness of the healing powers of sounds, frequencies, and creativity," said Reginald Adams. "This installation aligns my passions for art, spirituality, and community engagement."
Last fall, the Moody Center for the Arts launched a new collaborative series, the Moody Project Wall, in support of its mission to encourage creative thinking and promote cross-campus and community collaboration through transformative encounters with the arts. Expanding the creative use of its award-winning architecture, the Moody partners with a Houston-based artist to conceive a new work for a prominent wall space inside the building. The artist will then work closely with Rice University students and community volunteers to develop and execute an original design that will be on view for one season.
The Moody Project Wall series is made possible by the Moody Center for the Arts’ Founders Circle and Rice University’s Arts Initiative Fund.