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GCSC Seminar: Wendy Wischer, “Transcending data through creative expression”
January 31, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm MST
“Transcending data through creative expression” Wendy Wischer, University of Utah, Art & Art History. 4pm, 210 ASB
Abstract: The focus of my creative research is to produce artwork in a variety of media from sculptural objects, to installations, to video, sound and public works. Much of the artwork is based on blurring the separation between the intrinsic history of working with nature and the cutting edge of New Genre, and New Media. My hope is to unveil inherent connections to our surroundings and with that, re-establish intrinsic relationships as thoughts and memories, experiences and environments, continuously appear and reappear in overlapping fragments.
With our increasing global climate crisis, I have shifted focus to incorporate and highlight environmental issues; finding ways to translate data into personal understanding and create artwork that moves the viewer in poetic ways.
Through my research I seek a wide range of data that can be used to creatively link nature with technology, science with mythology and personal identity with universal connections while addressing our current environmental crisis in hopes of finding impactful ways to connect people more deeply with the environments they live in. When we feel connected, we often are more compelled to take action.