While leading a Gallery Talk about her play vignettes on Aug. 26 at the Blaffer Musuem, UH Ph.D candidate Dana Kroos discussed everything from the color yellow to story-telling from the point of view of a pen. She even evoked the question, “Can you hear the color yellow?”
Her work is derived from the Blaffer’s current exhibition “Idea Under Awnings” by German artist Henning Bohl and American artist Sergei Tcherepnin.
Kroos spoke about her inspiration derived from the visual and auditory works of Bohl and Tcherepnin. She points to one of the yellow paintings and observes how the pillars are like “video game platforms.”
She also emphasized the significance of space, highlighting the UH Dance Ensemble’s challenge of moving to music in the small preforming room.
During the Gallery Talk, Kroos also brought up the interesting implications of parent-child interplay by reading a debate out loud.
“Why do you have such an aversion to bedtime?”
“We’re afraid we’ll miss something.”
Kroos posed the thought-provoking – and humorous – idea that children perhaps assume that their parents play video games and eat cookie dough once they are asleep.
UH art history graduate Sean Ackerman said, “The idea of setting the play to (the gallery) music already present was interesting to me.”
Excerpts of her play will be performed at noon on Thursday, Sept. 3 at the Blaffer Museum.