Artist Talks - 2022 Beall Center Art + Ecology Series

Beall Center Art + Ecology Series: Ocean Research-Creation
April 11, 2022 - 4:30pm
Organized by Lauren Lees and Raechel Jasmine Hill  Moderated by Jesse Colin Jackson Sponsored by UCI Illuminations Monday, April 11, 2022 4:30-6:30 p.m. PST In-person: Natural Sciences I, Room 1114 —!m/83373 Online: Zoom — In anticipation of Pacific Standard Time 2024—a forthcoming series of exhibitions focused on intersections between science and art—this panel conversation brings together artists, scientists, and curators pursuing interdisciplinary research and creation in, on, around, and...
Beall Center Art + Ecology Series: Hans Baumann
March 9, 2022 - 5:30pm
Organized by Margaret Oakley Hosted by Jesse Colin Jackson Sponsored by UCI Illuminations For the Beall Center Art + Ecologies Series, artist Hans Baumann discusses his practice in relation to the contemporary climate crisis. From past land art interventions at hypersaline lakes and abandoned coal mines to current research on archeological methodology and aquaria, Baumann will describe how conceptions of Nature and “the natural” delimit our understanding of the biosphere and constrain our ability to imagine and enact alternatives to fossil capitalism. In doing so, Baumann will foreground...
Danger, Squirrel Nutkin!, 2009
Just Your Garden Variety Robots: A Conversation
February 23, 2022 - 5:30pm
Just Your Garden Variety Robots: A Conversation  Wednesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 pm Coinciding with the Beall Center for Art + Technology’s exhibition by artist Ian Ingram, this conversation between the artist, UCI neurobiologist Steve Mahler, and UT Dallas art history professor Charissa Terranova explores the process of collaboration for works in the current exhibition. Topics include animal morphology, robotic avatars, and furtive technology in natural environments—specifically systems that cohabitate and interact with animals in the wild. This mid-career survey exhibition...
Beall Center Art + Ecology Series: Carolina Caycedo
February 16, 2022 - 5:30pm
Carolina Caycedo will discuss her body of work that addresses humanity’s relationship with nature. Informed by Indigenous philosophies, Caycedo’s art challenges us to understand nature not as a resource to be exploited, but as a living and spiritual entity that unites people beyond borders. Her innovative approach integrates her studio practice with actions in communities affected by mining, damming, and other resource extraction projects by corporations and governments. Caycedo’s work invites viewers to consider the unsustainable pace of growth under capitalism—and how we might bolster...