Professor Amy Youngs will teach this special topics course on Eco Art in Autumn 2020. Art 5001 is appropriate for graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Please contact me with questions.
Un-becoming Carbon: Traveling in Intercellular Space focuses on the importance of carbon sequestration by plants. The viewers enter the plants’ intercellular space, beginning their journey as a molecule of carbon dioxide, donating their carbon to the plant’s body, and emerging as life-giving oxygen. The interactive installation explores this process through physical, audio and virtual experiences. Entering a giant leaf through a stomatal opening, the viewers are surrounded by sculptural plant cells. Palisade Parenchyma droop from above while below Spongy Parenchyma and Stomata line the floor. Soft structures invite viewers to rest and continue their experience by entering virtual reality. An exploration between the macroverse and the microverse begins in a forest where the viewers take on the role of a carbon particle being absorbed into a leaf; first traveling through intercellular space, then moving into a cell to become part of its substance.
Concluding the experience, visitors are invited to adopt and nurture a living plant propagule to continue its carbon-binding work in their own home. Plant awareness posters act as a souvenir from their intercellular space travel.
This multimedia art installation was collaboratively created by the students and professors of an Art & Science class (Art 5001) by Ellie Bartlett, Jacklyn Brickman, Ashley Browne, Amanda Buckeye, Diva Colter, Mona Gazala, Youji Han, Saba Hashemi Shahraki, Brice Jordan, Liam Manning, Iris Meier, Brooke Stanley, Lily Thompson, Zachary Upperman, Stephen White, Taylor Woodie, and Amy Youngs.
Presented as part of the Art & Technology exhibition, Non-Human Intelligence.
Come out and celebrate with us at the opening on December 4th, 5 – 7pm.
Hopkins Hall, the Ohio State University – campus map and transportation
Check out the Collaborative Urban Resilience Banquet on Instagram
During her visit to OSU, Candace Thompson will also lead an urban foraging workshop for the students of the Art, Science, and Environment course. Contact Amy at email@example.com if you’d like to join us.
Thank you Livable Futures!
Jacklyn Brickman, MFA student in Art & Technology, was awarded a Tech Hub grant to produce an art installation that connects the human body to black walnut trees. She discusses her finished work Spellbreaker and her thoughts on the role that technology can play in helping us understand living systems.
Yoldas is an infradisciplinary designer/artist/researcher. Her work develops within biological sciences and digital technologies through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience. She is a is a Turkish-American architect, artist and an assistant professor at University of California, San Diego.
- Thursday April 19th, at 2:30pm
- Room 362 Hopkins Hall
Sponsored by the Student Art and Tech Club, Science and Technology Studies: a Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme and The Graduate Student Art Club.
A panel and discussion on current synergistic creative research and teaching partnerships between artists and scientists stimulating innovation, knowledge production and critical engagement. With a focus on environmentalism, the panelists will present examples of research shaped by the disciplines of art and science. Learn about projects that are created by scientists working with artists, by artists who teach and work with scientists, and by an artist who is also a scientist. What happens when there is friction? Who benefits from these collaborations? Is the career risk worth it? Join the moderated discussion at the end.
- Brandon Ballengée, visual artist, biologist and environmental educator
- Aaron Ellison, Senior Ecologist, Harvard University, Harvard Forest
- Ken Rinaldo, Professor of Art, The Ohio State University
- Amy Youngs, Associate Professor of Art, The Ohio State University
- Kim Landsbergen, Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Science, Antioch College
Friday April 6, 2018. 12 pm – 2 pm
- Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library, The Ohio State University
- Presentations 12pm – 1pm
- Moderated discussion 1pm – 2pm
Co-sponsored by the Ohio State University’s Science and Technology Studies – a Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme, the STEAM Factory and Art and Technology in the Department of Art.
Tuesday, April 3
Marine Species Eco-Action and Vertebrate Specimen Preservation Workshop
Globally marine fisheries are suffering from species decline with many populations verging on collapse. Choosing locally sourced sustainable seafood is a key to marine conservation, yet few of us know which species are ecologically safe to eat. Join artist/ biologist Brandon Ballengée on a seafood market survey of fishes, mollusks, arthropods and other species. Ballengée will discuss encountered species natural history, ecological status and collectively we will choose specimens for a dissection and preservation workshop following the tour. When back at the lab participants will learn how to dissect and preserve specimens at a Natural History Museum standard.
- 12:00 pm – meet at The Fish Guys in the North Market, 59 Spruce St, Columbus, OH 43215
- 2:30 pm – we will meet back at the Museum of Biological Diversity for the dissection and preservation part of the workshop
- Bring a sketchbook and some money to purchase a fresh specimen at the market.
- Limited participants: please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability
Wednesday, April 4
Praeter Naturam: Beyond Nature Artist Talk, 4 pm, Wexner Center for the Arts, Film/Video Theatre
Thursday, April 5
Ohio Ecology on Tap & Crude Life Portable Museum Exhibition 6-8 pm, The Spacebar, 2590 N. High Street
Thursday, April 6
Art & Science Panel 12 pm – 2 pm, Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library