Professor Jennifer Parker opens “CONFLUENCE: Experimentation | Installation | Collaboration”
by The Algae Society at the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina
January 28 - April 24, 2022
Conﬂuence (https://www.cameronartmuseum.org/index.php?c=current) is a site speciﬁc multi-sensory art and science experience that features algal portraits actively being grown in a Bio Art lab, 3D printed sculptures, immersive video and sound works, algae collections, a ﬂoating island ecosystem and digital microscopes to view and explore on your own. Together these artworks offer an intimate way to get to know algae - a snapshot of our present moment situated between the impact of humanity on nature and whatever comes next.
The Algae Society (http://algaesociety.org/) is a global collective of interdisciplinary researchers working together since 2018 to establish a curatorial platform exploring the aesthetic and creative potentialities of working with algae. The collective works primarily through the medium of art exhibitions, accessible to the public in the places they gather, such as museums , galleries, and public events. The continually evolving body of work of The Algae Society engages with multi-sensory, multi-scale, and multi-age art and science based installations, interactions, and experiences. Members of The Society work across many mediums including sculpture, painting, mark-making, video, material development, technology, projection, generative code, intervention, performance, interaction, experiment, games, and analysis.
Professor Parker is an artist, and founding member & co-Director of the Algae Society and Executive Director of the OpenLab Collaborative Research Center (https://openlabresearch.com/)