MASS MoCA to Present Site-Specific Sculpture by Artist Federico Díaz

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NORTH ADAMS, MA.- Beginning October 23, 2010 and running through March 2012, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) will present a new site-specific sculpture by Prague-based artist Federico Díaz. Created from 420,000 black spheres precisely milled and assembled by robotic machines, the 50-feet long by 20-feet high sculpture, Geometric Death Frequency—141, will fill MASS MoCA’s entrance courtyard with a fragmented wave seemingly caught between movement and stasis. An opening reception with the artist will be held at MASS MoCA, Saturday, October 23 from 2–4pm. Architecture critic and curator Jeff Kipnis calls Diaz’s work “re-origination,” comparing it to the making of a book into a film. In one sense the film represents the book, yet does so in an entirely new medium, and through this becomes something completely different. In the case of Geometric Death Frequency—141, the “b