Geologic Dialogues through May 2024
Part lV- Extraction
Thursday, February 15
United States: 10am HST, Noon PST, 1pm MST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST
Europe: 20:00 GMT
Australia: Friday, February 16, 7:00am AEDT
The Geologic Dialogues series is organized around our recently launched annual online exhibition + printed book The New Geologic Epoch. For each event, member/artists included in the exhibition who are engaged with similar or complimentary mediums/topics, will present their work. For this fourth event in February, we feature artists who are making work about mining, extraction, and earth as art material.
Harriet Hellman, Susana Soares Pinto, Stephanie Garon, and Zoë Sadokierski
Each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes to discuss/present their work, with Q&A to follow.
Gif Images: ©Susanna Soares Pinto, how to bend curves? (still), 2019, video with sound by Eliane Radigues with Susana's voice, 8:56 mins/secs; ©Harriet Hellman, Deep Time II, 2021, stoneware porcelain, 18 x 11 x 9 inches; ©Stephanie Garon, Gold Rush, 2022, steel I-beams, 1,000 lbs extracted mine cores from Maine/ Passamaquoddy land, LED tickersign, 13 x 10 x 10 feet; ©Zoë Sadokierski, Perpetual Table of Elements: Plutonium, 2023, digital collage, ultrachrome inkjet print on archival paper, 16.5 x 23.5 inches.
Susana Soares Pinto graduated and holds a PhD from the University of Fine Arts of Porto and is a researcher at the Institute for Research in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS) at the same University. Her artistic practice has been developing between margins: from art to extractivism. The regeneration of [eco]systems and the involvement of communities in the creative process have been recurrent in his latest works, which have a site-specific or immersive multimedia installation format. She uses video, sound and drawing, and sometimes works in collaborations with other artists. She also is a Gardner. www.susanasoarespinto.eu
Harriet Hellman is primarily a process-led ceramic artist working in response to environment and landscape. Having completed an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art in 2020, she has gone on to exhibit her work internationally and has been awarded ceramic residencies in Denmark, UK, Ireland and Japan. She was also shortlisted for the Sustainability First Art Prize 2021. The process of wood firing using Anagama and soda kilns while on a residency in Denmark has taken Harriet on a new journey, allowing her to embrace the alchemy of the kiln and develop her practice both in the UK and abroad. Harriet continues to explore ‘human’ time versus ‘deep’ time in nature, through embodied and performative making practices in ceramics, drawing, photography and film. www.harriethellman.co.uk
Stephanie Garon received dual science degrees from Cornell University, then attended Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her environmental art has been exhibited internationally in London, Colombia, South Korea, as well as across the United States. Her writing, a critical aspect of her artistic process, has been published in international literary journals. Her poetry book, Acreage, was published by Akinoga Press in December 2021. She is a Hamiltonian Gallery Fellow, a Trawick Art prize winner, a National Park Service Artist-in-Residence in the Everglades, and recipient of grants including The Foundation for Contemporary Art, The Puffin Foundation Environmental Art, The Lucid Foundation, and Maryland State Arts Council. www.garonstudio.com
Zoë Sadokierski is a book designer, author and creative producer. In 2010 she completed a practice-based PhD on the narrative function of graphic devices (photographs, illustrations, experimental typography) in literary fiction, at the University of Technology Sydney, where she is now Associate Professor in Visual Communication. Her research investigates ways that visual communication – including illustrated nonfiction and data storytelling – can be used to make climate change and biodiversity loss intelligible and communicable to broad audiences. Current projects include: Survival Stories, a collaboration with the Australian Museum which aims to develop, implement and evaluate design-led approaches to engaging adult audiences in conservation education and activism; the Urban Field Naturalist Project, a cross-disciplinary collaboration between design, environmental humanities and natural sciences which explores ways community storytelling can foster a sense of belonging to place and responsibility for urban ecosystems; Precarious Birds, a collaboration with Dr Timo Rissanen which uses creative practice to translate the complexities of human/avian entanglement in the extinction crisis, in order to avoid 'ecological amnesia'. www.zoesadokierski.com
This event is free for members + one guest. $5 for non-members. All participants MUST REGISTER.