Dylan Edrich and Jenna Flohr performing on Naama Tsabar's Work on Felt (Variation 2), 2019 (in the exhibition What Matters: A Proposition in Eight Rooms, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 20, 2023); © Naama Tsabar; photo: Tenari Tuatagaloa

Performances on Naama Tsabar’s Work on Felt (Variation 2 and 11)

Related Exhibition What Matters: A Proposition in Eight Rooms

Thursday, December 14, 2023
6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Floor 4 Galleries

Free with museum admission.

Museum Tickets

Experience the synergy of art, sound, and movement in a performance composed by local musicians Dylan Edrich, Jenna Flohr, and artist Naama Tsabar that engage sculptural works from Tsabar’s ongoing series Work on Felt. Tsabar subverts our expectations of seemingly soft sculptures by inserting carbon fiber and epoxy into felt to create a rigid hybrid material that retains the tension of a piano string tethered to a guitar-tuning peg. These artworks defy the place of felt in instruments as a silencer and become the resonating chamber itself.

For this performance at SFMOMA, Edrich, Flohr, and Tsabar explore the various physical movements and sonic possibilities of activating Work on Felt (Variation 2) and Work on Felt (Variation 11) Black. Witness the power of artistic collaboration as these sculptures are transformed into modified string instruments and brought to life in performances that merge contemporary art and music.

This event is presented in partnership with KADIST San Francisco.

Accessibility Information

A limited number of lightweight portable stools are available for seating during this gallery program.

Accessibility accommodations such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and assisted listening devices are available upon request 10 business days in advance. Please email publicengagement@sfmoma.org, and we will do our best to fulfill your request.