New Orleans and the region are
frequently invoked as one of the areas most vulnerable to the effects of
environmental change. Our highly manipulated landscape can be seen as a
microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities
inherent in the ways humans interact with urban and natural
ecosystems. With nearly half of the world’s population living within 40
miles of a coastline with rising seas, the concerns of Southern Louisiana
resonate globally. Adaptations Residencies invite artists to examine how climate
driven adaptations - large and small, historic and contemporary, cultural and
scientific - are shaping our future. Adaptations Residencies will provide
artists with time, space, scholarship and staff support to foster critical
thinking and creation of new works. The call
is open to artists of all disciplines who have demonstrated an established
dialogue with environmental and culturally related issues and a commitment to
seeking and plumbing new…
Flint and Steel are five week residencies designed to allow artists
to join forces with academic partners. Artists and Tulane University
faculty members will be united to inspire each other in the development
of new work, to excite the public, and to ignite social change.
Addressing the artists' desire to be more effective and have longer
lasting impact with their outreach, these collaborations will empower
the artistic practice with scholarship, student manpower and academic
resources from Tulane. We ask artists to describe in detail how the
opportunity will affect their work, to identify potential departmental
partners, to propose a public component to their residency and to
suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.
Artist: Pippin Frisbie-Calder, Louisiana, January + April 2015 Faculty partner: Tim McLean, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Website: www.pippinprint.com
Printmaker Pippin Frisbie-Calder will be collaborating with Dr. Tim McLean of …
Previous ASITW residents, Monica Haller and Sebastian Muellauer are traveling down river for the month of July, mapping the sounds of the river from headwaters to the delta.
They are using an underwater microphone (hydrophone), a robot buoy that records the sounds, documents the route, sights and observations along the way. The culmination of the trip is New Orleans where they are planning small actions of "listening to the river.” This articulates itself as an informal "listening station” where residents are invited to specific points of the waterfront to listen. There, they settle down next to the river to hear the water passing by. The buoy suspends the hydrophone in the river. Listeners sit, lie, "plug in" to the water. It's a simple action that people often find quite powerful. The sound streams live for anyone listening from afar.
You are invited to the river’s bank to participate.
Join us at the Audubon Park "Fly" by the old riverboat dock on…