Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 7:00pm|
The Shape of Mobility: Experiments of Survival in a Challenged Future
Artist Mary Mattingly will speak about the process of her work, including "Nomadographies," "Wearable Homes," the "Waterpod Project," and "Flock House," along with new projects. She focuses on aspects of migration and movement, future narratives involving remnants of industrial societies and the pervasiveness of a reuse economy, the struggle of political and ecological refugees, and the undulating status of natural resources, including water. Mattingly builds wearable environments and autonomous living and traveling systems that she then narrates through performance and forms of documentation.
Mary Mattingly is a visual artist who lives and works in New York. She explores themes of home, travel, and humans' relationships with each other, with the environment, with machines, and with corporate and political entities. Her work includes photographs and sculptures depicting and representing futuristic and obscure landscapes, wearable sculpture, wearable homes, and ecological installations. Recent exhibitions include: The International Center of Photography, Exit Art, the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), the Tucson Museum of Art (AZ), and the Neuberger Museum. Recent press includes: ArtForum, New York Times, New Yorker, Financial Times, Le Monde, ICON, Esquire, Aperture, BBC News, MSNBC, Fox 5, WNBC, and Voice of America. She has co-curated water-based events alongside the Venice Biennale and Istanbul Biennial. In 2009, Mary completed the Waterpod, a mobile, autonomous living system, habitat, and public space on a barge illustrating possible future ecosystems. Docking in different locations within NYC's five boroughs for five months, it hosted over 200,000 visitors. http://www.marymattingly.com
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