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Published: 2011/09/09

Mike Gordon and Mom: Another Side of In

On Tuesday, September 13, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham, MA will host a free opening reception for Another Side of In. This multimedia exhibit “blends the space age plastic Lexan with modern computer and light and sound software to produce an immersive interactive experience for museum visitors.” The exhibit is a collaborative effort between artist Marjorie Minkin, her son Phish bassist Mike Gordon and electronics designer Jamie Robertson.

Another Side of In was part of the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival at the Charles River Musem of Industry and Gordon has written, “It’s a collaboration-meant-to-be, since my artistry has always been inspired by my mother’s. We have experimented in the past with bass lines written to accompany the rippley surface of translucent relief works. And she has done backdrops for my band. But my Inside In album is now lending the perfect setting for a more in-depth juxtaposition. So many of the installations that I’ve seen that claim to be “interactive,” often with rave reviews, seem to be hardly that. They offer no clear correlation between art and observer. We would like, with this show, to provide a more stimulating example of viewer participation, while providing a forum for our sounds and visual art to mesh more symbiotically then ever.”

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