“Digital Nature,” an exhibition of visual art projected onto the Arboretum’s landscape, is coming to the Arboretum in February 2019. On Saturday, July 28 at 4 p.m., 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. The Arboretum thanks the National Endowment for the Arts for their generous support. The talk is included in regular admission and is free for members.
Mia Feuer and Andrew Yang will be in residency at the Arboretum July 23 through July 30.
Through field research, collaborations, and a deep fascination with natural and synthetic materials, Mia Feuer explores concepts relating to the transfiguration, transformation, and 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 explore 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.