Mixed Messages at Museum of Craft and Design

Chris Eckert’s ‘Mixed Messages’ Transforms News into Morse Code

February 10, 2017

“Many artists can identify with Chris Eckert, whose long hours in the studio making work and listening to public radio left him feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. “The topics are complex and nuanced without simple answers,” Eckert says. “I don’t pretend to have solutions for any of these issues, but I feel their weight.”

So Eckert decided to turn that sensory overload into artistic fodder. The kinetic sculptor’s piece Mixed Messages, made in collaboration with John Green and currently on view at San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design, reduces the signal of news to almost pure noise… Read full KQED article by Sarah Hotchkiss here.

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