MOAD Presents Dora García: Rezos/Prayers Miami
Thursday, 04/23/2020 – 09/27/2020 01:00 pm –
Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College
Freedom Tower, 2nd Floor 600 Biscayne Boulevard,
Miami, Florida 33132
Cost: $12 general, $8 senior and military, $5 students, children under 12 enter free. MDC students, faculty and staff enter free.
Dora García: Rezos/Prayers Miami is an innovative audio installation that focuses the Spanish artist’s performative practice onto a day in the life of Miami. Commissioned by MOAD, Rezos/Prayers Miami makes personal and specific experiences into collective and universal invocations.
For the Miami iteration of the Spanish artist’s ongoing project, first enacted in Madrid in 2007, eleven individuals, placed in various locations or public transit routes around the city, recorded forty-five-minute narrations of their observations, noting both every day and unexpected details. These recordings of “incessant description, recited like a prayer,” posted online as digital audio files, constitute an archive of subjective interpretations that document a particular place at a particular time.
Garcia says the “recited descriptions are as much of people, situations, attitudes, events, as of buildings, structures, itineraries, activities, routines, objects, atmospheres, circumstances, sounds, smells, including also the impressions, deductions, and intuitions of the describing or narrating subject.”