Artist Nina Elder travels to some of the most environmentally impacted, geographically distant, and economically important places on the globe where she researches how the natural environment is changing through human-centered activities. This performative lecture weaves together unlikely associations between piles of rocks, military secrets, glaciers, obsolete communication technology, meteorites, frayed ropes, and the need for curiosity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE:
Artist and researcher Nina Elder creates projects that reveal humanity’s dependence on and interruption of the natural world. With a focus on changing cultures and ecologies, Nina advocates for collaboration, fostering relationships between institutions, artists, scientists and diverse communities. Her work takes many forms, including drawings, performative lectures, pedagogy and critical writing, long term community-based projects, and public art. http://ninaelder.com