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Robin Mandel ’97: Chorus and Hold Still

Robin Mandel ’97: Chorus and Hold Still

Robin Mandel ’97’s artistic practice combines sculpture, video projections, and collaborations with musicians. Harmonizing traditional craftsmanship with innovative technology, Mandel challenges conventional notions about time, light, sound, and motion.

Swarthmore College is pleased to present both Chorus, a five-day series of sound and video projections designed for north campus, and Hold Still, a List Gallery exhibition featuring a selection of multimedia sculptures and projections.


Projections (Monday–Thursday, Nov. 5–8, 7–8 p.m.)
Performance (Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30–7:50 p.m.)
Location: North Campus Commons (near Science Center)

Incorporating video, sound, and live performances by student musicians, Chorus consists of a series of large projected video images of singers on the architectural surfaces of the north campus. Each night, the projection will successively evolve from a solo into a duet, trio, and quartet. On the fifth and final night, Mandel will produce a live performance to accompany the video projections.

Hold Still

Date: Exhibition: Nov. 8–Dec. 15
Location: List Gallery 

The List Gallery will feature a selection of Mandel’s recent sculptures and video projections, including Siren (2016), which explores relationships among breath, sound, and music.

Artist’s Lecture

Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center, Cinema

Public Reception

Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30–7 p.m.
Location: Lang Performing Arts Center, List Gallery