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Entries from October 2016

Sarah Oppenheimer on Space and Light

October 27th, 2016 · Comments

Artist Sarah Oppenheimer and curator René Morales talk about Sarah’s project titled S-281913 at Perez Art Museum Miami. The context for her newest work is the recently built museum designed by architects Herzog and De Meuron. Sarah’s project in the Meyerhoff Green Gallery represents a ground-breaking moment in her practice. That’s because the 'S' in the title of the work stands for 'switch.' The artist has been researching and testing the idea of an architectural “switch,” an element that intervenes in or influences how we move across and through a space. S-281913 has kinetic properties that visitors can activate. Listen to this episode to hear the ideas behind the work.

Sound Editor: Guney Ozsan

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Rauschenberg Residency on Rising Water

October 13th, 2016 · Comments

At the Rauschenberg Residency on the island of Captiva just off the west coast of Florida, we meet artists, writers, and scientists working on projects related to the environment. They’re here for a special session known as the Rising Water Confab, a month-long program exploring the topic of climate change.

Featured in this episode: Amy Balkin, an artist based in San Francisco, invites contributions to what she calls “A people’s archive of sinking and melting." Christopher Cozier, an artist from the island of Trinidad Tobago, reflects on the environmental extremes of the Caribbean as a way of life. Los-Angeles based Mick Lorusso contemplates a mangrove intervention based on discoveries he made during his residency. Though Rachel Armstrong teaches living architecture at Newcastle University and much of her practice is grounded in science, on Captiva, her thinking about climate change takes a spiritual turn. Buster Simpson, a public artist based in Seattle, Washington, has organized two sessions of the Rising Water confab. He hopes that Captiva might serve as a model of environmental solutions for South Florida.

Sound Editor: Guney Oszan 

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