Moody Project Wall: Reginald Adams

Art of Sound & Healing

March 05 - July 10, 2022
Moody Center for the Arts
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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 introduced therapeutic sound frequencies that were then technologically translated into visual wall graphics. Using crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, tingsha bells, and gongs, Adams arranged and performed sound baths across campus. The performances were recorded using an audio recorder and a spectrogram to capture a visual representation of the sonic experience, which was then digitized and incorporated into the background imagery for the wall mural on view at the Moody, Art of Sound & Healing. 

Adams also led a dialogue about social engagement, healing principles, and the role of art in an increasingly multi-faceted world with Rice University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Student Diversity Facilitators program.

“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 this 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.