EVENT: Interdisciplinary Artist, Jane Marsching
|February 8, 2013|
|6:30 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Jane D. Marsching
Building refuges: connections, ecologies, and change
Jane Marsching will talk about her recent and current projects that engage challenges in local ecologies through collaborative, interdisciplinary community engaged projects.
Interdisciplinary artist, Jane D. Marsching explores our past, present and future human impact on the environment through interdisciplinary and collaborative research-based practices. Projects have been sited in museums and galleries as well as weather observatories, public parks, city streets, radio waves, and the internet. She has worked with scientists, educators, kite builders, meteorologists, architects, and musicians, among others. Recent exhibitions include: Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland; the ICA Boston; MassMoCA; and the San Jose Museum of Art, CA. She has received grants from Creative Capital, LEF Foundation, Artadia and Artists Resource Trust. She is also an author and editor and her most publication is: Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles, edited with Andrea Polli, with essays by Marsching and ten other international artists and scholars (Intellect 2012). She is a cofounder and member of Platform2: Art and Activism (2009-2012), an experimental forum about creative practices at the intersection of social issues. Recent Platform2 events include: Brown Fields Bear Food: An Urban Forage through Backyards, City Parks, and Brownfields, and Wearable Gardens: Designing Wearable Devices for At-risk Plant Migration. (www.platform2.info) Currently she and Andi Sutton are working together with many others as part of Plotform on projects that activate engagement in our local communities. At Massachusetts College of Art and Design she is Associate Professor and Sustainability Fellow, and is working to create an interdisciplinary concentration in Sustainability.