PANEL | FIELDWORK: listening to site


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2020-09-10 23:00
23:00 UTC

Please join us for a discussion between artists and scientists regarding the role field work plays in their practices. While artists and scientists perform research differently, one of the key factors in any form of field-based study is the act of site-specific observation. Walking allows for a keen attention to our surroundings at the pace of five kilometers per hour, allowing us to observe and listen to site. The engagement of walking field work is important to reflections and analyses for moving forward, now and in the coming years, as we stay with the trouble revealed by our current planetary shifts and changes.

Panelists: Artist Tracey Cockrell, Geologist Beverly Johnson, Artist Jan Piribeck, and Environmental Geophysicist Raj Saha. Moderator:Julie Poitras Santos

This panel discussion will be offered on zoom, via Speedwell LIVE

In association with PLATFORM PROJECTS/WALKS.


Tracey Cockrell

Tracey Cockrell, an interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture and experimental music, has been featured in radio broadcasts and in live performances. Her collaborative exhibit, POEMOPHONE: A Cacophonous Collaboration and Reading Series, gathered n...

Jan Piribeck

Jan Piribeck’s creative practice explores relationships between the Arts, Humanities and (GISci) Geographic Information Science. She is the Principle Investigator for Maine-Greenland Collaborations, an interdisciplinary project that examines the impacts ...

Beverley Johnson

Beverly Johnson’s research interests involve using geochemical analyses to explore environmental change over a range of temporal and spatial scales. She specializes in organic and stable isotope geochemistry, and the use of stable carbon, nitrogen and su...

Raj Saha

Raj Saha is an Interdisciplinary Lecturer in Environmental Geophysics at Bates College. He studies a variety of natural phenomena with simple dynamical models and teaches courses on topics in climate, nonlinear dynamics, and computer science. Prior to Bate...


Julie Poitras Santos

Julie Poitras Santos

SWS Advisory Board Member 2020 SWS Advisory Board Member 2021

Julie Poitras Santos' site-specific art practice includes video, installation, and public projects that include a walking component. The relationship between site, story and mobility fuels a wide range of research and production, including the relationship...

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