USM Art Department

Professor Jan Piribeck Panelist in PANEL / FIELD WORK, listening to site, sponsored by Speedwell LIVE.

Speedwell Gallery
  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
  • 7:00 PM  8:30 PM
  • This panel discussion will be offered on zoom, via Speedwell LIVE

Please join us for a discussion between artists and scientists regarding the role field work plays in their practices. While artists and scientists perform research differently, one of the key factors in any form of field-based study is the act of site-specific observation. Walking allows for a keen attention to our surround at the pace of five kilometers per hour, allowing us to observe and listen to site. The engagement of walking field work is important to reflections and analyses for moving forward, now and in the coming years, as we stay with the trouble revealed by our current planetary shifts and changes.

Panelists: Artist Tracey Cockrell, Geologist Beverly Johnson, Artist Jan Piribeck, and Environmental Geophysicist Raj Saha. Moderator: Julie Poitras Santos