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Modes of Conduction Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of Modes of Conduction at the Moran Plant on Burlington, Vermont's waterfront, August 6 from 5-8:30pm. 

Location: The Moran Plant
1 Lake Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Overnight Projects is proud to present the exhibition Modes of Conduction, which invites Germany-based artists Vesko Goesel, Peter Miller, and Viktoria Strecker to create site-responsive, installation-based works in the abandoned Moran Plant on Burlington, Vermont's waterfront. 

The Moran Plant functioned as a generator of energy. A machine whose massive turbine generators and switchgear assemblies were activated by workers-like-conductors to set off a daily assemblage of sounds. The machine, a monstrous skeleton of steel wrapped in skin of cinderblock, emitted a cacophony of industry: harmony, rhythm, and melody, the chorus of grinding gears and humming motors. Each day, workers-like-spectators witnessed the light moving across Moran's vast interiors, changing its colors from blue to amber, signaling the end of the day, the end of the concert.

In this exhibition, Goesel, Miller, and Strecker will reactivate the machine that is Moran, and conduct through material interventions, a series of sounds, sights, and phenomena: Goesel through large, reflective fabrics, Miller through works imbued with uncanny sensations, and Strecker with automatic musical instruments and sounds created with rainwater collected in the building's inner troughs. 

Modes of Conduction opens at the Moran Plant in Burlington, Vermont with a reception on Saturday, August 6th from 5-8:30pm, followed by artist lectures at Burlington City Arts on Thursday, August 11th at 6pm, and a closing event at Moran on Sunday, August 28th from 5-8pm. Attendees will need to submit New Moran's Online Waiver before the opening and closing receptions.

Installation by Viktoria STrecker

Installation by Viktoria STrecker