Dario Robleto at CCA

Feb 18, 2014   7–9pm

Dario Robleto (AIR ’14) offers a new multimedia artist talk investigating whether the continuity of love and memory — over vast reaches of time and space — is truly possible. He will use as a key example his research around the Golden Record, a 12-inch phonograph record carried by the Voyager I space probe.

Hailed by many as the greatest DJ mix tape ever made, it entered Robleto’s orbit in 1980, three years after Voyager’s launch, when NASA celebrated the probe’s first encounter with Saturn. It has indelibly impacted his practice as an artist, researcher, archivist, and storyteller, and in this talk he will share stories, sounds, and images related to it.

Dario Robleto is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Houston. Using everyday (and often unlikely) media, from bones to geode crystals, Robleto weaves historical artifacts together with contemporary culture to create objects that comment on love, death, spirituality, and healing.

This event takes place at California College of the Arts, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth Street San Francisco. Directions

*Co-presented with California College of the Arts as part of its Graduate Studies Lecture Series