January 18 – February 14, 2018
Reception: Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
DORRANCE H. HAMILTON GALLERY, Salve Regina University
The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of de-natured, a group
exhibition organized by Mara Metcalf and Ernest Jolicoeur.
Together, Linda Leslie Brown, Jane Marsching, Mara Metcalf and Ed Osborn share an interest in
the environment and its uncertain future. Using sculpture, video and painting, their work
explores interwoven ecologies and the disturbing modifications to the natural world that often
result from human activity.
Pirate Radio Harbor: a sense of place in 3 acts
with Deb Todd Wheeler
Using pirate radio transmission and storytelling, Pirate Radio Harbor: a sense of place in 3 acts asks participants to examine perceptions of the landscape underfoot in 3 ways: its past, it’s present, and it’s possible future. Lets dig into stories from history, observations from the present moment to allow ourselves to dream of this place in 100 years. This is a dynamic participatory workshop that will imagine, perform, and transmit a radio program in a speed recording hour-long guided workshop.
Part of Boston Civic Media’s Third Annual Conference: Civic Imagination: Designing and Building a Better Future
My first Northern Spark and what a great night. Hundreds of conversations with Minneapolitans about their water, agriculture, lawns, swimming, unknown contaminants, urban infrastructure, art, data visualization, science, citizen science, etc. Here are a phone snaps, but we’re going to upload some great images to a new project page soon! About the project
Thanks so Steve Dietz, Sarah Peters, and Ady Olsen!
Plotform just showed an updated and fleshed out version of a piece we made at Stonehill College with some great students there. This huge foghorn made of salt marsh grass and detritus became the locus of a peripatetic performance and series of objects for people to create empathetic communications of warning and care to and with watery beings around the world. Some phone snaps here and check out more on the Plotform site…
The final exhibition of the Sustainability Incubator was Incubate. Check out some pictures here. We’re making a catalog so keep your eyes out for more abotu this great incubator lab.
Sunday 10/4 1:30pm at Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center in Milton, MA
Jane D. Marsching talks about Story for the Sky and other works created while artist in residence at Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center? in 2007 in collaboration with Donald McCasland? and John Nevins?… Lets talk about climate, weather, citizen science, history, the future, kites, flags, and story telling…
The Observatory is open Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4. Both days you can enjoy a general tour, in-depth tour or kite tour any time you arrive until 3:40 PM. When you come you can learn about the Aerovane we hope to get running again. Free general tour for a $10.00 donation to the campaign or a free kite or in-depth tour for a $20.00 donation to the kickstarter campaign.
Thursday, Sept. 17 5:30-7:30pm opening reception of Directions
at the Brant Gallery, at Massart
Directions is a yearly exhibition organized by the Brant that features work from a rotating selection of Studio Foundation faculty, showcasing the wide range of teaching artists within the department. This year’s exhibition presents work from Amber Davis TourlentesJoshua Hart, Lyssa Paluay, and Plotform (Jane D. Marsching + Andi Sutton
The exhibition will be on view September 17 through October 7.
The Brant Gallery provides a forum for interdisciplinary, cross-cultural curriculum development through its exhibition program, lecture series, and visiting artists.
The gallery expands the boundaries of the studio foundation curriculum by introducing students to contemporary issues in art from a global perspective.
The gallery promotes the political function of art and is a place for students, faculty, and visiting artists to express transformative approaches and ideas about creativity.
The Brant Gallery is located on the third floor of the South building.
In the afternoon the boats will stop in Charlestown along the Boston Harbor Walk near to where the Malden Bridge crosses the Mystic River. At this stop, the boat travelers will be welcomed by Plotform (Jane Marsching and Andi Sutton), who will introduce the group to their project Marsh Radio Island through a participatory performance, “My name is Spartina Alterniflora.” Using a handheld foghorn woven from items harvested from Boston’s coastal salt marshes, Plotform will share the story of the past, present, and future of the salt marsh that used to line the shores of the Mystic River. Participants will be invited to name other landscapes close to their hearts that were, are not now, but could be sites of ecological flourishing and empathetic human/plant mutual caretaking, and will leave with a gift of handcrafted printed windsocks to be brought back to these landscapes. All contributions will be recorded for later use on Marsh Radio Island’s pirate radio station.
Plotform is a collective formed by Jane D. Marsching + Andi Sutton in the spring of 2012 with the aim of creating projects activating our engagement with our local ecologies. Our first project is Marsh Radio Island, which activates the interconnectedness of species in the port city of Boston by deplying flotants (modular salt marsh habitats) scrambling strategies from ecological design, carnival, craftivism, community engagement, tactical urbanism, interspecies communication, micronations, and empathetic making. plotformplot.org
Plotform (Jane D. Marsching + Andi Sutton)
Stitching the Shore (fb event info)
A picnic potluck stitching brainstorming fest
Festivities to include:
* Collectively stitch a huge shoreline tarp map of Boston Harbor
* Beta test a salt marsh flotant in the Mystic River waters
* Record readings, ambient sounds, and dialog for radio broadcast
* Brainstorm Marsh Radio Island’s collective plans for the next year
* Stare into the face of sea level rise, storm surges, wicked high tides, and flooding
* Reimagine our shorelines in the face of the climate crisis
Bring a reading you love that touches on one of the themes mentioned above…
Come make, think, chat, eat, and imagine with us.
Drop in anytime.. We’ll have provisions, feel free to bring some…
See you soon we hope!
RSVP to Andi or Jane
April 15 12:30pm
Visiting Artist Lecture: Jane Marsching
Alfond Auditorium, MFA, Boston
part of the SMFA Four Sculptors Lecture Series
Climate Smart: Artists Respond to Climate Change
April 24, 2014: Arts Festival, Boston College
Where: Devlin Hall, Room 101
Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Time: Reception at 6:30 PM; Panel presentation at 7:00 PM
info on this great new initiative called Honoring the Future
Mags Harries, creator of nationally recognized, award-winning public art projects and faculty member of the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Jane Marsching, interdisciplinary artist and Associate Professor and Sustainability Fellow at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Peter Handler, award-winning craft artist and creator of “The Canaries in the Coal Mine,” sculptural works about the impacts of climate change
Lillian Ball, internationally recognized environmental artist and designer of stormwater management projects, including WATERWASH
Moderator: Frances Dubrowski, Project Director, Honoring the Future
with Wen Stephenson and Jane D. Marsching
Thursday June 20, 2013 1:00pm at Walden Pond
A walking event that reconsiders the radical politics of Thoreau in our time. Connect observation, environmental awareness, aesthetic action, and social change to the climate crisis now. We will walk from Walden Pond to Brister’s Hill, home of one of the first freed slaves in Concord and symbol of Concordia’s engagement with the abolitionist movement. As we walk we will consider what is nature, what is changing, and what is radicalism today?
Meet at Thoreau’s House Replica near the Walden Pond parking kiosk, Concord, MA.
Wen Stephenson is a contributing writer for The Nation and wrote the recent cover essay “Thoreau’s Radical Moment — and Ours.”
He has written about climate, culture, and politics for Slate, The Boston Phoenix, Grist, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. His Slate essay “Walking Home From Walden” was featured at the Thoreau Society’s 2012 annual gathering in Concord. He is a founding member of the grassroots climate-action network 350 Massachusetts, allied with 350.org.
part of WORK OUT, an outdoor exhibition of the work of Futurefarmers, Fritz Haeg, Jane D. Marsching , and Andi Sutton who have each created alternative, sustainable engagements with the landscape in deCordovaâ€™s Sculpture Park. Through October 6 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
Field Station, my project for WORK OUT, is a platform for data collection, citizen science, handmade and digital explorations of plant and animal life, and a conversation full of questions about the vibrancy of matter and our role in the stresses and resiliences of ecosystems.
Field Station Concordia is part of:
at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
The deCordova is proud to present its inaugural outdoor exhibition Work Out. Artists have been invited to create alternative, sustainable engagements with the landscape in the Sculpture Park. By straddling the line between functionality and metaphor, these projects ultimately propose art as a prototype for better living. WORK OUT features four new commissions by FutureFarmers, Fritz Haeg, Andi, Sutton, and myself
There are lots of great events as part of each project, including my own.
OPENING: Saturday, June 15th, 2 – 5 PM
2 PM Tour with Curators and Artists
3 – 5 PM Courtyard Gathering
All events that day are open to the public and free with $15 admission for non-museum members. There will be food trucks and other local purveyors. Rain Date: Sunday, June 16, 2 – 5 PM
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
Co-presented by the Center for Documentary Studies and the Hinge Literary Center, Professor Diablo’s True Revue is a collaborative performance series showcasing artists—writers, musicians, visual artists, and others—who make use of documentary ideas, methods, and impulses in the creation of their work.
Following five full house performances since its launch in the spring of 2012, the True Revue returns club Casbah to dig through arrowheads, love, and weather stations in a one-time event that explores the theme of “Lost and Found” with biologist and artist Courtney Fitzpatrick, songwriter/musician Melissa Swingle, photographer Leah Sobsey, and interdisciplinary artist Jane D. Marsching.
Professor Diablo’s True Revue VI: “Lost and Found”
Tuesday, May 28; doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
1007 W. Main St., Durham, North Carolina
Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at door. Click here to purchase.
Thursday–aerial ballon imagery / tree mapping / pink webs
Thursday, April 18, 2013
ART for April Vacation: the hive summer program preview
1–4 pm drop in anytime
Combine art, nature, and investigation in a first look at deCordova’s exciting new summer experience: the hive! Join artists Jane D. Marsching and Matthew Shanley in a mapping and aerial image gathering workshop. Learn more about the landscape you live in through observation, drawing, and sending a balloon up in the air to photograph from the sky. Marsching will be a featured artist in deCordova’s summer exhibition, WORK OUT, as well deCordova’s exciting new full-day summer program, the hive: connecting kids to art, ideas, and nature. This program is designed for children ages 7-14, but all ages are welcome. Free with museum admission or membership.
i did an interview with Joshua Kogan who is putting together a great site for social/environmental/activist/engaged artists, Localflux
I am honored to be included in this exhibition in Montevideo, Uruguay thanks to all the amazing efforts of Maca, Pinchu, Ellen, and John.
Globall: Art and Climate Change
Multimedia exhibit: diffusion and reflection platform.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013, 19:00 – 21.30hs in Fundación Unión (Plaza Independencia 737, Montevideo)
Artists invited: Fritz Buehner, Jane Marsching, Heather Green, Bently Spang, AP Gorny, Mary Ellen Strom, Ellen Skotheim, Mel Domínguez and Morgan Schwartz from United States; Pincho Casanova, Sofía Casanova/Martha Laura Castillo, María Ángela Juanena, Felipe González, Valeria Píriz, Alejandro Turell and Néstor Pereira from Uruguay.
Monday April 1, 8:00 pm
Harvard Graduate School of Design Stubbins Room
Science Art Blender will feature a program of minitalks by artists, scientists and designers exploring collaborative efforts in this fertile nexus. Presenters include:
Tangible Topography: Data visualizer Kyuha Shim
Multinatural Histories: GSD’s Marcus Owens
Synergy: Oceanographer Whitney Bernstein and artist Lizzie Kripke
Here After Now: RISD Journalist in residence Eli Kintisch
CO2 pryamid: physicist Russell Seitz
Marsh Radio Island: Plotform: artists Andi Sutton and Jane Marsching
Festooning the Inflatable Beehive: artist Maria Molteni
A lively networking session over drinks will follow.
At GSD’s Stubbins room.
Sponsored by: Climate Art Pizza, Nonhuman at GSD, and Broader Impacts Group
Wednesday, March 6th, 6:30 PM
808 Gallery, Boston University
A public event by Plotform as part of Alternative Visions/Sustainable Futures
Hello friends! We hope you join Andi Sutton and I in a participatory event we’re organizing at BU. Come on out for a collaborative crochet session to stitch floating salt marsh islands before they’re deployed in the Boston Harbor. This workshop – for veteran and inexperienced crochet stitchers alike, will result in community crocheted connective tissue between our prototype salt marsh modules. Bring old cotton sheets and clothes to make recycled crochet yarn. Bring questions, thoughts, and dreams about our coasts, our weather, and climate change. Join us as we stitch these marsh cozies and weave together our fears and dreams for our communities and imagine a future Boston protected by a blanket of salt marsh. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why we’re stitching together…
Stitching the Shore is part of Marsh Radio Island, a project of Plotform that activates the interconnectedness of humans and plants in the urban port city ecosystem of Boston and considers anew the role that plants play in protecting and supporting all life on the planet.
Time – we find it, keep it, measure it, obey it, take advantage of it, waste it, save it, even kill it. We use common notions of it to construct and organize our lives, and yet, do we really know what time is?
Visit Gordon Hall’s Transit Gallery to view a new exhibit called Time and Time Again, envisioned in collaboration with the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture on display 1/27- 4/23/13
Kevin Van Aelst
Martin Wattenberg & Fernanda Viéga
Wednesday March 13
Artist Talk: 4:00-5:00 p.m., Warren Alpert 563
Reception: 5:00-6:00 p.m., Transit Gallery
Also, please explore other Time and Time Again events and exhibits: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/chsi_tta.html.
To learn more about the Transit Gallery and its exhibits, please contact Tania Rodriguez in the HMS Office of Human Resources at 432-3809 or Tania_Rodriguez@hms.harvard.edu.
808 Gallery at BU
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Opening: 1/25 5:30-8:00
January 24 – March 30, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 24, 5:30-8pm
System: ECOnomies presents the work of individual artists and collaboratives who consider questions of sustainability through the invention or investigation of ecological systems and communities. Through art practices that intersect with interdisciplinary research and DIY activism, the selected artists propose different methodologies and models for sustainable living. From a large-scale inflatable beehive to a self-sufficient urban habitat, the projects open up new narratives for environmental resilience and social change. Viewers will have the opportunity to broaden their own ideas about the environment by directly engaging with several of the artists’ projects through events, workshops, and performances that invite collaborative action and dialogue. The exhibition is curated by Lynne Cooney and Dana Clancy.
Participating artists are Kim Beck, Center for PostNatural History, Futurefarmers, Mary Mattingly, Jaimes Mayhew, Maria Molteni/Colette Aliman, Plotform, and Marina Zurkow.
Plotform is exhibiting:
Marsh Radio Island
Community Supported – Salt Marsh Flotant — Communication Station
Marsh Radio Island is a project that activates the interconnectedness of humans and plants in the urban port city ecosystem of Boston and considers anew the role that plants play in protecting and supporting all life on the planet. An archipelago of salt marsh islands with a pirate radio station transmitting from and to the communities on the shore will invite speculation, challenge, and analysis of what our most vulnerable and flood-prone neighborhoods need in the near future. These islands are practical design proposals and D.I.Y. solutions built with recycled and easily accessible construction materials and connected by hand with crocheted lace using recycled clothes and bedding, the objects are also invitations: why wait for policy-driven sustainability initiatives? Why not build and maintain our own?
for more about the project and team working on it: plotformplot.org
I have been invited by the fabulous Marina Zurkow to give a talk in the ITP Program at NYU on 2/8 at 6:30pm
The title of the talk is: Building refuges: connections, ecologies, and change
“The greatest warming and the greatest impacts on water supplies are projected to affect the Colorado River Basin—with a bull’s eye on Arizona”
– Jonathan Overpeck, Institute of the Environment,The University of Arizona
I am honored to be a part of this fab project:
October 16-23 Art Lab 2011
Seven exciting artists from Uruguay to Boston will participate in the Border Biosphere Art Lab, which brings together leading artist educators with scientists and researchers to explore the Sonoran Desert Bioregion and be inspired by the unique environment that surrounds them at the Biosphere 2 and Tumamoc Hill Research Station in Tucson, Arizona, and Cuenca los Ojos’ El Coronado Ranch in Pearce, Arizona. Artist participants learn about how climate change is impacting the environment along the international border region of Southern Arizona, and they create artwork in response.
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