Moody Center for the Arts

Platform: Nina Katchadourian: Please, Please, Pleased to Meet’cha

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 – Monday, Sep. 30, 2019

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Platform: Nina Katchadourian: Please, Please, Pleased to Meet’cha
March 19 – September 30, 2019
Live Oak Grove adjacent to the Brochstein Pavilion

The second project in this invitational series of temporary public art engagements with the campus brings celebrated artist Nina Katchadourian’s outdoor sound work, Please, Please, Pleased to Meet’cha (2006) to Rice. Installed among the branches of select trees on campus, Katchadourian’s sound installation features the voices of United Nations interpreters performing the phonetic spellings of various bird calls, invoking curiosity and questioning the limits of language, translation, and species recognition.


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  • The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps

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Moody Cafe
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