Artist Jarrod Beck with the 45° element of Michael Heizer’s massive granite sculpture 45°, 90°, 180° (1984) at Rice University. Photo courtesy Rice Public Art.

Platform: Jarrod Beck

Origin, 135 degrees

October 21, 2017 - May 31, 2018
Rice Public Art
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Rice Public Art is pleased to announce Platform, a groundbreaking series of temporary, site-specific public art projects on the Rice University campus. Launching in October 2017, the Platform series invites contemporary artists to respond to artworks, architectural structures, and research at Rice University. Brooklyn- and West Texas-based artist Jarrod Beck will inaugurate this series with Origin, 135 degrees, a sculpture and performance which takes Michael Heizer’s massive monolithic work, 45°, 90°, 180° (1984), as its point of departure. Building on the Heizer sculpture’s history as a feat of engineering, Beck will work with the Rice community, hosting student workshops at the Moody and organizing collaborative performances, to build a temporary public sculpture that will remain on view through Summer 2018.