Listening to Art

07.05: Mark di Suvero, Sticky Wicket

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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume seven, number five: Sticky Wicket by Mark di Suvero.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

The plaque for this outdoor sculpture says, “Executed by the sculptor and assistants on campus between May 31 and June 4, 1978, on the occasion of the 10th International Sculpture Conference held at York University.” It was donated by di Suvero to York in 1979.

This is a sculpture, made of cables and welded and painted steel, fitting in a volume 427 cm wide, 670 cm high and 1371 cm deep.

Now let’s listen to Sticky Wicket by Mark di Suvero, recorded at York University, in Toronto, on 21 July 2020.

Waveform of the field recording.

That was Sticky Wicket by Mark di Suvero. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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All web sites accessed as of date of publication.

Art Gallery of York University. “Mark di Suvero, Sticky Wicket, 1978.” Welcome to the Art Gallery of York University.

Wikipedia, s.v. “Mark di Suvero,”

York University. “Sticky Wicket.” York University Digital Library.