Destinations, in Five Movements
Destinations, in Five Movements, is a social sculpture commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. Performances included à Memorital Day Concert on May 24, 2015 at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Texas.
Destination, in Five Movements is a participatory artwork made during three weeklong sessions over a six-month period. The final presentation, was organized for Memorial Day on May 24, 2015. The performance combined video with musical performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other Dallas- based organizations in a grand public event at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
Monte Laster questions the roles of migration and displacement in the construction of identities and the formation of networks. His unique creative process, which brings individuals from diverse backgrounds into contact with one another, results in interactions that he captures in various ways. Whether they are installations, performances, photographs, or videos, Laster’s works are produced through a process of long-term collaboration.
For SOLUNA, Laster engages Dallas schools and other local organizations in the creation of a socially conscious project.