Dates: Jan 28
Details: Thursday, 1 Session
Times: 5:30PM – 6:300PM
Join us on Zoom for our winter Artist Talk Series featuring contemporary artists whose work examines climate and the environment.
Isabel Beavers will lead an interactive artist presentation, as she presents recent works that explore climate change as a moment of origin, and invites participants to co-create an artistic experiment over virtual space. Please bring a sketchbook or paper, and a writing or drawing utensil to the presentation.
Beavers practice includes many forms: multimedia installation, new media and virtual forms of creation and presentation, curatorial projects, as well as social practice experiments in the form of mini-hackathons and worldwide collaborations. In each case her work attempts to combat systems of oppression as they relate to ecology, bodies and environments, instead imagining new climate futures. Through site-responsive research and artistic projects she interrogates cultural responses to climate change, speculates about climate futures, and questions the ethics of emergent technologies. Recent projects have explored the unraveling of the Arctic Ocean ecosystem, embedded power structures in Icelandic origin stories and Norse Mythology, mega-fires in California as a case study for the operation of compassion fatigue, and curatorial projects addressing extraction, artificial intelligence, and artificial ecologies.