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Artist Talk: Digital Nature

Digital Nature, an exhibition of visual art projected onto our landscape, comes to the Arboretum in February 2019.  On Saturday, July 28, at 4pm three participating artists, Mia Feuer, Andrew Yang and Chris Kallmyer, will have a conversation with curator Shirley Alexandra Watts about the intersections of nature, technology and creative expression. We thank the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support.  The talk is included in regular admission; members free.

Mia Feuer and Andrew Yang will be in residency at the Arboretum from July 23 to 30.

Through field research, collaborations and a deep fascination with natural and synthetic materials, Mia Feuer explores concepts relating to the transfiguration, the transformation and the interconnectedness of humans, animals, machines and environments. She collects materials, timelines, sounds, forms, textures, experiences and stories. She utilizes 3d scanners, photogrammetry, a range of mold making techniques, field recorders and hydrophones to create immersive installations and allegorical objects that explores one’s simultaneous role as the Protector and Exploiter of The Earth.

Andrew Yang works across the visual arts, the sciences, and natural history to explore the cosmological flux.  Exhibiting from Oklahoma to Yokohama, his writing and research can be found in journals including Biological Theory, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Current Biology, and Leonardo.  He is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History.

Chris Kallmyer is a sound artist and performer living in Los Angeles. His work explores a participatory approach to making music through touch, taste, and process using everyday objects that point to who we are and where we live. His work is best characterized by its relationship to site and architecture, inviting the listener to experience sound in situ.



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