McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 North Tryon Street, invites the public to a free public performance of The Dresser, by Joseph Herscher, on Saturday, November 9th, 2013, from 1pm to 5pm. Herscher will be repeating the performance throughout the afternoon.
Joseph Herscher, a self-taught kinetic artist whose work has been viewed by more than 10-million viewers on YouTube, uses familiar objects in unfamiliar ways to create surrealist landscapes comprised of a series of chain reactions. Inspired by Pulitzer-Prize-winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg’s absurd and elaborate inventions, Herscher employs principals of physics and engineering as well as creative wit and humor to construct highly complicated and convoluted devices that perform simple, energy-saving tasks in elaborately wasteful ways.
Herscher has transforms the Gallery into a working studio where he has built The Dresser, an extremely elaborate kinetic sculpture. Visitors have the opportunity to witness Herscher’s construction of The Dresser and interact with him throughout his residency. Also on view will be several videos of Herscher’s past elaborate and comical contraptions along with hands-on activities for visitors.
Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of The Dresser on November 9 with an afternoon of live performances featuring Herscher and his machine.