Tonight February 1st, we are kicking off our Fieldworks Lecture Series at 6pm in the Vicki Myhren Gallery with Sarah Gjerston and Timothy Weaver!
Sarah Gjertson’s work focuses on historic nostalgia, American expectations of “womanhood”, and the utilization of sculpture to elicit feelings of longing or familiarity. Her research involves visits to historic town sites and mining operations in Colorado. Rather than exploring the“gold rush” aspect of these sites, Gjertson studies the human imprint that remains there.
Timothy Weaver’s creative practice combines biological field research with immersive digital technology to make far-away places tangible in the gallery space. His work on view, Speaking to Hylaea, recreates the Eco Acoustics of several landscapes Weaver visited and documented over the past two years. This process preserves the sounds of changing landscapes, building an archive for our collective ecological memory.
Weaver works in partnership with National Academies (of Science, Engineering and Medicine) Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) with projectECAT (EcoAcoustic Toolkit) – a collaborative art-science investigation to advance the creative and scientific literacy of ecoacoustics.