IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

April 4-April 18, 2014 | 4 pmSculpture Class Installation: Life Out of Balance

Where do items we no longer want or use go when we are done with them? Do we really throw away trash or does it just move from place to place? Life Out of Balance, a student designed and built installation opening April 4, explores these questions as students learn about large-scale installation art and collaboration.


Life Out of Balance

The piece was created by those taking SCUP 332B, a special topics sculpture course in installation art, designed to teach students how to plan, craft and market a hefty project from start to finish with the stipulation that they do all the work themselves. The work is based on Koyaanisqatsi, a series of time-lapsed films contrasting landscapes and urban life by Godfrey Reggio. Koyaanisqatsi is the Hopi word meaning life out of balance. The students received permission from Reggio to show his film in the background of the installation, and Reggio will be attending the IAIA event.

Life Out of Balance will be on display in IAIA’s Sculpture/Foundry Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 – 18.

The opening reception for the exhibition is from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4.

Refreshments will be provided. The opening event and exhibition is free & open to the public.

Installation Artists:
Charles Rencountre    Melissa Shaginoff
John-Michael Herrera Jr.    Kat Deiter
Shontysa Joe     Carmelita M. Topaha
Kali Spitzer     Erin Elliott     August Walker
Sarah Stock  ∫  Journeyway Price
Professor: Dana Chodzko

For more information:

Dana Chodzko
Studio Arts IAIACore Faculty
Work Phone: (505) 424-5709
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