A collaboration between two Detroit-based artists, comes alive in MOAH’s second floor gallery when viewers interact with it: Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza have made a glorious piece. Cuppetelli comes from a fiber background (weaving) and enjoys the interaction between garment and body coupled with a minimalist aesthetic. Mendoza’s interests lie at the intersection of craft and technology, influenced by the work of Jesus Soto. Nervous Structure, a site-specific installation, consists of physical elastic ropes installed in the space and illuminated by glowing virtual strings. The virtual strings are connected to three video cameras that generate an image of sorts fed by the movement of the viewer. The space is lit up by these virtual ropes alone, giving the otherwise unlit room a soft, softly pulsing, glow.
Second Floor | Gallery 2 (South)