"Ecology and Economy in the Australian Outback"
Presented by Lisa Moren
Please join us this Saturday at Gallery 788 for "Ecology and Economy in the Australian Outback"- a pigment project that uses web coding and etchings for a works on paper series by Lisa Moren.
Lisa Moren is an artist who makes interactive installations, simple machines, codes, works on paper and public interventions. In her recent work she makes pigments from water pollution, such as the Chesapeake Bay, in order to create works on paper, cosmetics, websites and other ephemera. A monograph of her project “Marbleized Oil from the Gulf of Mexico” where she collected oil spilled from BP’s Deep Water Horizon rig that devastated the region is in press by the Center for Art Design and Visual Culture. In her project“eLAND” she explores the long history of mining in the Australian outback. She has exhibited her work widely including the Chelsea Art Museum and galleries in New York, Cranbrook Art Museum and venues abroad such as Ars Electronica, ISEA and Akademie der Kunste and is currently working with the Artists Research Network, part of LaTrobe University in Melbourne Australia. She is a Fulbright Scholar and has received numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Arts , Maryland State Arts Council [2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012], CEC Artslink International [2001 and 2006] and Janet and Walter Sondheim semi-finalist [2007 and 2009].
Her writing has appeared in Performance Research, Visible Language, Inter Arts Actuel, and her own books on Intermedia: The Dick Higgins Collection at UMBC, and through D.A.P. Issues in Contemporary Theory for her curated exhibition “Command Z: Artists Working with Phenomena and Technology” featuring artists Paul DeMarinis, Nina Katchadourian and others. In 2013 she curated “CYBER IN SECURITY” featuring David Rokeby, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Hasan Elahi and several others for the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington D.C.
Lisa Moren is a Professor of Visual Art and the Graduate Program Director of the Intermedia and Digital Arts MFA program at UMBC, where she is also the[masked] Innovation Fellow. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and two children, Ruskin 11 and Amalie 8 years old. For project examples see lisamoren.com.
This talk is FREE and open to the public.
Hope to see you there!