John Hirsch Residency

The photographer John Hirsch wrote this about his Harvard Forest residency:

“The Harvard Forest is a research forest that has been owned and operated by Harvard University since 1907.  The Forest offers a place where times’ passage is more consciously studied than almost anywhere else on the planet. A place where technology and nature are so viscerally and overtly entwined that cables and wires emerge from the ground and descend from the sky, where trees are wrapped in plastic and metal and the growth and movements of all things are tracked with unending precision. Like the work that happens in the forest, this portfolio seeks to find a balance between description and intervention.  Ranging from pure document to a more lyrical approach, this project embraces the descriptive power of details present while acknowledging the ineffable quality of time on place.  In this range and variety, the images impose a set of visual hierarchies that diverge from the structure imposed on this place by scientists and replace it with another.  This project has much in common with those of the scientists:  This work is about a desire to understand, describe and predict the evolutions of our surroundings while showing reverence for the possibility of sublime moments in a place.”

More can be found at his website: http://www.johnhirsch.com/John_Hirsch_Photographs/Home.html

 

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Hubbard Brook’s “Wind Words” at The National Weather Center Biennale

Xavier Cortada’s Wind Words Water (from a 2012 participatory art project honoring Hubbard Brook Science) has been accepted at The National Weather Center Biennale.  This is an international juried exhibition presenting: Art’s Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience.

For more on “Wind Words” go to: http://www.ecologicalreflections.com/?page_id=560.

Xavier’s piece and a discussion of  Wind Words and Hubbard Brook will be on exhibit at the  Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma from April 19 to June 14.  You can find out more at:  http://cortada.com/events/2015/WeatherCenterBiennale.

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Xavier Cortada (with the participation of Lindsey E. Rustad, Ph.D., Team Leader and Forest Ecologist, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest), “WIND WORDS: WATER,” digital art, 2012

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