The Mountains Wore Down to the Valleys
November 4, 2022 - April 23
The Mountains Wore Down to the Valleys closes on April 23. In the final days of the exhibition, experience 21 musical compositions on vinyl records playing once more in the gallery as they erode and change over time. Visit during NHCC Museum hours, 10am – 4pm, April 21 – 23.
The Mountains Wore Down to the Valleys is a collaborative sound and visual installation by New Mexican artists Adri De La Cruz and Marisa Demarco. The multi-phase exhibition begins and ends with a sound experience that transforms over the course of 72 hours as 21 musical compositions on vinyl records erode over time. Stories of strength emanate from another record that plays multigenerational interviews with one artist’s family members. This record, a document of lineage, endures. Etched portraits of the interviewees are presented on the reverse side of eight records on visual display.
The exhibit is an exploration of love, family, community, and the perseverance of generations. Each component symbolizes an experience—the grooves on a record much like mountains and valleys, the materials, strong and enduring, yet fragile and malleable.