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National Register

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National Register
Curated by: Rachel Adams

700 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
October 5th, 2011 - November 27th, 2011

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DESCRIPTION

Carlos Rosales-Silva’s artwork ranges from performance and installation to works on paper and sculpture. In his varied practice, music is a crucial reference point. His installation National Register—the inaugural LOBBY Project at Arthouse—engages notions of archival properties within the popular genre of the mix tape. Based on childhood memories of taping songs played on the radio and compiling them on cassette tapes, the artist acknowledges significant times and places through these freshly assembled audio mixes. With rotating tapes wafting through Arthouse’s indoor/outdoor speakers, Rosales-Silva’s installation combines the aesthetic modes of Op Art and advertising, while referencing pop, bling, and consumer goods. National Register is a layered installation that provides a rich multi-sensory experience for viewers.