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Projections & Reflections: A Collaboration of Visual Art and Music

June 16 through July 17, 2011

SallyW_installation2Projections & Reflections was a multi-media installation of painting, sculpture, prints, and photographs by Sally Wood Johnson and music by Dorothy Hindman—occasionally enlivened by performance of one or more people.  The artists collaborated loosely to create art influenced by John Cage (1912-92), an important avant-garde musician whose theories of aleatory music have driven the development of art, dance, and drama created and perceived by chance.

The installation featured photographs that capture aspects of the concrete wall outside Johnson’s Birmingham studio and an original composition for cello, French horn, timpani, and guitar, each played through separate speakers in the installation.  The musical parts and instrumental timbres interact stochastically to create an indeterminate flow affected by the random interaction of the arts and viewers.  Johnson says, “the wall is, for me, one huge chance operation.”


Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

Photography of installation at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts