blue atlas



about

  • this work is an absence diorama
  • a bird a map a web ...
  • not a picture of a bird
  • but the gears spark beak motion
  • memory feather archive
  • this is a knapsack of artifacts
  • pigments from old photos
  • recorded sound
  • woven fragments
  • diagrams equations texts codes
  • a telegram a spell

thanks to :::

  • the Bell Museum (2020 showcase artist program)
  • MacRostie Art Center (2020 artist residency)
  • the Food Farm ::: Field Trials project (Anne Dugan curator & farmer)
  • AMP (Arts and Music in the Planetarium @ UMD) (David Beard, curator & professor)
  • the Jerome Foundation (artist fellowship ::: 2019-2020)

notes

  • This project was started during the summer of 2020 :: a time of isolation upheaval grief resistance reflection. There were several partners that I would have worked with this year on site, in person. I am grateful to their inspiration, existence, support. I have thought of them ::: taken refuge in them ::: drawn sustenance and *energy* from them. I have been in their orbit.
  • This generative media project continuously weaves my text and code, pigments drawn from old photographs (artifacts / landscapes from my past), recorded cello work and found sound fragments. It also draws from the text of Duluth / Iron Range poet, Sheila Packa.

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