January 9, 2012

Martha

Here’s the second in our series of music videos from songs in The Great Immensity! This one uses the song “Martha” with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, named after the last passenger pigeon to live before her species went extinct.

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December 15, 2011

Margin of Error

This is the first in a series of original music videos created using songs from The Great Immensity. This video features “Margin of Error” with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. The statistics in the song were all reported by the New York Times.

 

 


December 6, 2011

EDWARD MORRIS: ART & MEDIA FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

We are so pleased to have Edward Morris, co-founder of The Canary Project, as the next interviewee in our Skype Interview Series. The Canary Project is an organization dedicated to producing art and media that deepen public understanding of human-induced climate change and energizing commitment to solutions. Originally founded in 2006 as a project to photograph landscapes throughout the world where scientists are studying the impacts of climate change, The Canary Project has since supported diverse projects involving more than 30 artists, designers, writers, educators and scientists. Their focus is on cultivating research-intensive projects that contribute to knowledge building and are able to communicate that knowledge in a way that both respects complexity and inspires respect for life.

They do a wide variety of work from gallery shows to installations in science centers. Green Patriot Posters is a messaging campaign centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to take part in building a sustainable economy. They have commissioned posters from design leaders, and developed an on-line community for sharing and voting on original designs. In the interview, Edward Morris has some incredible insights into time, the importance of art that addresses these issues, and the necessity of science in informing this art. Plus, hear about how he came to start The Canary Project after working as a private investigator!

Click the link below to read more about their many amazing projects, to see some of the posters and art, and to see how you can get involved!

http://canary-project.org/

EDWARD MORRIS, PART I

 

EDWARD MORRIS, PART II

 

Interview conducted by Alix Lambert. Alix Lambert is an artist, author and filmmaker. She is an Associate Artist of The Civilians and is conducting this ongoing series of interviews for The Great Immensity. Please click HERE for more of her interviews in this series!


November 16, 2011

MATHIAS KESSLER: ART, SCIENCE, AND ADVENTURE

Mathias Kessler is our next artist who creates photographs, video art, and installations, often featuring large-scale representations of natural landscapes. His work is particularly ambitious due to the challenges of traveling to extremely remote areas, transporting large amounts of equipment, and capturing high-quality images that can be printed in large or panorama formats. He has some incredible stories about traveling to untouched landscapes, “disaster tourism,” and modern-day exploring. His thoughts about the relationship of science to these landscapes and capturing all of these ideas in his art are not to be missed.

He was born in Austria and currently lives and works in New York. Recent solo shows have been exhibited at the National Museum for Photography in Russia, GL Holtegaard Museum in Denmark, and the Volta Art Fair in New York.
For more about his projects, please visit
mathiaskessler.com/​index.html

MATHIAS KESSLER, PART I

 

MATHIAS KESSLER, PART II

 

Interview conducted by Alix Lambert. Alix Lambert is an artist, author and filmmaker. She is an Associate Artist of The Civilians and is conducting this ongoing series of interviews for The Great Immensity. Please click HERE for more of her interviews in this series!


October 26, 2011

Kelly Poe: Environmental Photos for Incarcerated ‘Eco-Terrorists’

Next up in our Skype Video Series is Kelly Poe, an environmentalist and photographer. For one of her recent projects, incarcerated ‘eco-terrorists’ wrote her letters about landscapes that they missed, and she would go and take photographs of them. She has some fascinating things to say about the environmental crisis and how we can be active about protecting our natural environment, plus she talks about how environmental topics link to other issues like the prison system, activism, celebrity influence, and landscape photography.

Kelly Poe is a Los Angeles-based artist. She has exhibited her photographs around the world, in New York, Ghent, Athens, and Guadalajara, and here in Los Angeles. Writing on Poe’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and Contemporary. She earned her MFA at CalArts in 2002 and her BFA at Otis in 2000.

KELLY POE, PART I

 

KELLY POE, PART II

 

Interview conducted by Alix Lambert. Alix Lambert is an artist, author and filmmaker. She is an Associate Artist of The Civilians and is conducting this ongoing series of interviews for The Great Immensity. Please click HERE for more of her interviews in this series!


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