Bibliomancy, an exhibition of holographic images by Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon, artists-in-residence at the Haystack Observatory since 1996, opens in the Athanaeum Gallery (101/2 Beacon St., Boston) on Thursday, Feb. 12. "Bibliomancy" is defined as the act of using a passage chosen at random from a book to provide enlightenment about problems or questions. "A book is always more than the bare contents of its text, and this quality seems to be amplified in holograms that both assert and deny the physicality of the object," the duo said. The exhibition runs through April 25.
MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika ventures across the Charles River to present a concert of Balinese music and dance at the invitation of Northeastern University's International Student Office and Indonesian Student Association on Friday, Feb. 13, at 7:30pm in Blackman Auditorium at 360 Huntington Ave. General admission is $7 or $4 for Northeastern students and faculty. For more information, call 262-8248.
The Visual Arts Program is hosting Joan Jonas as a visiting artist during the spring term. Ms. Jonas is a video and performance artist whose legendary early works have influenced generations of artists since the 1970s. She will teach a graduate-level performance art seminar (also open to undergraduates) and will also participate in twice-monthly visual arts graduate student critiques. She will also be available to students and faculty on an informal basis.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on February 11, 1998.