MASS Gallery
507 Calles Street Suite 108
Austin, TX 78702

We are pleased to welcome musician and composer Henna Chou and her Aux Aux Ensemble to MASS Gallery. Chou will be installing a temporary sound piece inspired by our current exhibition House Show!

“As a collective there is an intimacy that we all share as we work together to create MASS the Gallery and this home sheds a little light on how bifurcated and compartmentalized that relationship can be and maybe how strangely harmonious it can exist even at it’s weirdest moments.”

To reflect this feeling, the installation will feature pieces meant to coincide at the same moment in time but are fragmented by the physical space in which they are occurring.

Henna Chou is a musician and curator residing in Austin, Texas. She has performed and written music for theater productions, arranged string parts for bands, and film projects. Henna often participates in live performance as a keyboardist, cellist, guitarist, or sound artist and the Managing Director of the avant-garde music series the Church of the Friendly Ghost. Aux Aux is an occasion for collaborations and solo performances organized by Henna Chou and a revolving cast of enlisted friends collected for special occasions and one off performances.

ABOUT CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

With each exhibition, MASS solicits participating artists to devise a program designed to provide new methods of engaging the public’s curiosity, inviting them to participate intellectually or physically with the exhibition space, as well as the artist’s work and concepts. Open and broad, this prompt can be approached in a multitude of ways: performance based, passive, or completely radical in execution or thought. Close Encounters is a challenge to the artist, as well as the audience, and is designed to provide a new way of encountering and understanding the creative process.

MASS is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.