Artist Talk at LA Arboretum
301 North Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
4 pm, Saturday, July 28, 2018
free with Arboretum entry
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden and Natural Discourse present
with Mia Feuer, Chris Kallmyer & Andrew Yang
Saturday July 28th 4 pm in the Palm Room at the Arboretum
This event is free with entry to the Arboretum & we would love to see you!
Mia Feuer and Andrew Yang, two of the artists with Digital Nature 2019 will be in residency at the Arboretum from July 23 to 30 creating new work for the exhibit. For this conversation, they will be joined by Chris Kallmyer and curator Shirley Watts
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 collect 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.
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.
Andrew Yang works across the visual arts, the sciences, and natural history to explore the cosmological flux. Exhibiting from Oklahoma to Yokohama, his writing & 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.
‘Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden’ is an ongoing series of symposia, publications and site-specific art installations that explore the connections between art, architecture and science within the framework of botanical gardens and natural history museums.