Flint and Steel are residencies designed to allow artists to join forces with academic partners. Artists and Tulane University faculty members are united to inspire each other in the development of new work, to excite the public, and to fuel social change. Addressing the artists' desire to be more effective and have longer lasting impact with their outreach, these collaborations empower the artistic practice with scholarship, student manpower and academic resources.
Composer Shay Nichols (California, October 2015) and faculty partner Tom
Sherry (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) will create nature-based compositions with local musicians and lead public listening excursions to discover the beauty and power found in the "chorus" of the Southern Louisiana natural environment.
Jan Mun (New York, February 2016) is a media artist who creates social sculptures and will collaborate with Howard Mielke (Pharmacology) to engage the public in the design of a citizen's guide to soil remediation and its activation as a site-specific installation.