Please join the curators of Chance Ecologies for a special presentation as part of the 2018 Open Engagement conference.
Chance Ecologies: Wild Panorama Walk
Open Engagement 2018
The Panorama of the City of New York, Queens Museum
May 12, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Presentations by curators Catherine Grau & Nathan Kensinger and artists Lise Brenner, Daniel Campo, Nate Dorr, Edrex Fontanilla, and Sarah Nelson Wright
Chance Ecologies presents an immersive audio-visual walk around the Panorama, exploring abandoned post-industrial sites across all five boroughs of New York City. Combining narration and digital media, the artists will describe how each site’s unique ecologies are responding to specific post-human environmental conditions, weaving together a larger picture of the city’s adapting and emerging ecosystems, as they evolve in the face of pollution and climate change, yet beyond human design.
Open Engagement (OE) is an annual, three-day, artist-led conference dedicated to expanding the dialogue around and creating a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. The conference highlights the work of transdisciplinary artists, activists, students, scholars, community members, and organizations working within the complex social issues and struggles of our time. The theme for the 2018 OE conference, which will take place May 11 – 13, 2018 at the Queens Museum, is “Sustainability”. For more information, visit www.openengagement.info