2019 April Invite to lead seminars of Eco-Art at Georgia Institute of Technology: School of Literature, Communication, and Culture with an overall focus on global climate change and environmental degradation. Some of the writers and artists include Anna Tsing and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro (anthropologists), Donna Haraway, Isabelle Stengers, and Bruno Latour (philosophers), Cormac McCarthy (novelist), and Maria Whiteman (visual artist).
2019 August Summer Environmental Humanities Summer Institute at Colby College, Waterville, Maine Stephanie LeMenager Lecture: The Futures of the Public Lands: Case Study, Oregon. Seminar: Rethinking the Commons: Climate, Posthumanism, Decolonization. Amanda Boetzkes, Lecture: Climate Aesthetics at the Moraine. Seminar: The Ecological Postures of Contemporary Art. Colby will host its inaugural Summer Institute in Environmental Humanities in August, 2019 at the new Bill and Joan Alfond Main Street Commons in downtown Waterville, Maine. The aim of this Mellon Foundation funded institute is to engage with contemporary issues in the environmental humanities through participatory, interdisciplinary events, including seminars and workshops. It will provide the occasion to collectively explore how this developing field contributes to the theorization, imagination, and practice of socially just and ecologically hopeful futures for humans and nonhumans in a global collective yet to be cooperatively defined.
2019 June “Fungi for the People” Workshop and Seminar, Oregon. The main instructor is Ja Schindler, the director of Fungi For The People. He has been a mushroom cultivator and student of fungi for over 15 years, in both research and production scales, and has facilitated hands-on mushroom workshops to over 3,000 individuals since 2009 as an act of social and environmental activism. Ja brings together progressive cultivation methods, environmental research, rich cultivation history, a vast knowledge of fungal ecology, and creative approaches to connecting with diverse peoples into an engaging learning experience.
Laboratory set-up and Skills, Low tech and High Tech methods, Mushroom Mycelium (spawn) Growing, Growing Mushrooms in the Greenhouse, Mushroom Gardening, Medicinal Mushrooms and Use, Mushroom Farm Development, Growing Mushrooms on Organic Wastes, MycoRemediation, MycoPermaculture
“Eco-love in a world we share with fungi and other living organisms,” Polygraph Journal, Duke University May 2019 (forthcoming)
Anthropocene: Shared Ecology and the Imagination (TBA) book project solicited for AnthropoScene book series. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming 2019
2021 – ECC Art Exhibition Venice, Italy (TBA)
2021 – SLSA Exhibition (TBA)
2020 - “Picturing Indiana’s Biodiversity”Indiana University (traveling exhibition) Curated by Betsy Stirratt, SoAAD.
2019- IU Bicentennia, Evansville Museum of Arts, Science and History Museum of Arts, Exhibition as part of the 125th celebration of the School,
2019 – SLSA Exhibition Irvine, Calif (pending)
NYU, New York City, NY Two Interviews “Post-Human and Environmental Changes” & “Air: The Elements and Wildlife” with Professor Francesca Ferrando, Dec 2018
“Touching Polar Bears,” Howe, Cymene and Pandian, Anand. "Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen." Punctum Books Nov 2019, Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, June 2017 online website 2018. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1154-death
NY Post human Summits @ NYU Speaker "Wildlife and Oil" (Winter Summit 2018)
Group Exhibition: “Out of Mind” Mycelia, “Mind and Matter” Curated by Belinda Kwan @OCAD Open Space Gallery, Toronto, ON (Nov 2018)
2018 Panel "Environment, Animals and Trauma" The Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) “Wildlife and Oil” Toronto, ON - Nov 15-18th, 2018.
Invited Interview: WFUI PUBLIC Radio, Arts & Podcasts - Radio and Television Services, Bloomington, IN
Invited Podcast: Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, Anthropology, Rice University,
By Joe Carson, Rice University Energy and Cultural Podcast with Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer
My choice this year for my favorite podcast is perhaps a bit biased—I had the opportunity to take part in the Rice Seminar “After Biopolitics” with Maria Whiteman in 2015. Since then, I’ve followed her various artistic endeavors, which I encourage all of you to do as well. As Dominic and Cymene point out early in the recording, it is a challenge to discuss Whiteman’s visual and tactical artwork through the aural format of a podcast so supplement your listening experience with her website! While Whiteman discusses several of her installations, I was drawn to the common theme of touch. From her installations such as, “Anthropocene: Traces of Another Time in Landscape Photographs and Visual” (where Whiteman focused on a particular rock where bison had rubbed against it centuries ago as a point to emphasize changes in landscapes and environments) to her piece, “Mycelia” 2018-2022 (which shows fungi growing on the back of a human body), Whiteman’s visual representations of the Anthropocene push us to recognize how we come into close contact and proximity with things beyond ourselves—beyond the human, beyond our current moment in time and beyond our comfort. As Whiteman comments, she is drawn to reach out and grasp the things we might not; the things that would give us pause do not phase her. From these moments, she is able to beautifully capture these tactical encounters and recreate them through poignant and powerful images. Her narrations on this podcast provide an interesting and illuminating backstory to the well theorized and curated images on her website.
Invited talk: School of Art, Architecture and Design, IU, Bloomington, IN. MFA seminar Series on Environmental Issues. 2018
Invited talk: Environmental Resilience Institute, Indiana Universiy, Bloomington, IN 2018
Research Scholar, Artistic Social Practice (Assistant Research Scientist) Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington (August 2018-present)
The incoming Second Vice-President (serving from fall 2018 to fall 2020 and later as First Vice-President. Art Liaison 2018 (SLSA) The Society for Literature, Science and the Arts.
"Out of Time," Exhibition "Stardust Series" Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Nov-Dec, 2017
“Touching Polar Bears,” Howe, Cymene and Pandian, Anand. "Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen." Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, June 2017. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1154-death
Invited Talk “Anthropocene: Traces of Another time in the Landscape (Stones and Bison),” Invited By Professor Hugh Crawford. Georgia Institute of Technology (2017). Exhibition at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 2017 (forthcoming)
Invited Talks “Practicing Art in the Contemporary Moment,” Invited by Lynn Turner, Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture. Goldsmith Academy, London, UK Summer 2017
November 2017, Chaired Roundtable w/ Allan Stoekl, Kalpana Seshadri, Jeff Nealon and Panel w/ Hugh Crawford and Brad Necyk. "Out of Time," for Society for Literature, Science and Art (SLSA) 2017, Arizona, Tempe.
Nov - Dec, 2016, Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Extended at Banff Centre, Banff Alberta -- Visual and Digital Arts. Artist in Residence.
Wildlife and Oil: In the Air,” Maria Whiteman, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Vol. 36 ( June 2016)http://www.antennae.org.uk/home/4587620582
1. Book Cover "Landscapes of Sovereignty". Fort McMurray, Alberta. Canada: Book Melville's Philosophies. By Branka Arsic and K.L. Evans (forthcoming).
2. Book Cover "Elemental Ecologies." Book Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology. By Astrida Neimanis (forthcoming).
April and May, 2016, Banff Artist in Residence (BAIR) Extended at Banff Centre, Banff Alberta -- Visual and Digital Arts. Artist in Residence.
March 2016, Thinking of Climate Change through concepts of Ecology of the Senses + Heat-SLOW-NESS creating livable environments at the Lab for Criticism and Technics (LCT) https://artsmediaengineering.asu.edu/files/adam-nocek Artist in Residence, School of Arts, Media + Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az
March of 2016, "I loved you right up to the end, I'm especially slow today" and "Touching" will be exhibited in the Urban Video Project “Between Species,” Curated by Anneka Herre at Syracuse University, New York http://www.urbanvideoproject.com/artists/screening-panel-talk-between-species-2/ (Invited by Dr. Gregg Lambert Director of CNY Humanities Corridor | Humanities Centre).
March - May 2016, Museum of Walking (MoW), Solo Exhibition "Temporal Changes in the Landscape"" (Video and Photography Installation) Curated by Angela Ellsworth. Artist talk at Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona. http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9f56b50de528ef467ec5e40bd&id=72030afe63&e=424215382c
February 2016, Princeton Environmental Institute, Videos and Photographs of "Polar Bear," Video "IntheAir" and Video "Pine Beetle," Butler College Studio 34, Curated by Eben Kirksey, Princeton University, NJ. and "Visitor" New Space Gallery. Brooklyn, NY, (March-April 2016). http://www.princeton.edu/pei/events/multispecies-salon/
"In the Air" I will be presenting this work for the Anthropology Department at Rice University. Quotes by Luce Irigaray. Screening at Butler College Studio 34, Curated by Eben Kirksey, Princeton University, NJ. and "Visitor" Brooklyn Gallery, NY, (March-April 2016).
November 2015, Co-organized The Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSA) 2015, Curated Exhibition "After Bio-politics in Contemporary Art" with Guest Artist Mark Dion. http://litsciarts.org/slsa15/
More to come..