Professor Jennifer Parker opens “CONFLUENCE: EXPERIMENTATION | INSTALLATION | COLLABORATION” that she cocurated with Gene A. Felice II and The Algae Society:Bio Art and Design Lab for the Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina.
January 28 - April 24, 2022
CONFLUENCE 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 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. More about their work and the exhibition can be found here: http://algaesociety.org/
A review of the exhibition by Giovanni Aloi for Esse Magazine can be found here: https://esse.ca/compte-rendu/confluence/
Works from the Confluence Exhibition are on view from May 18 - June 1 at the Seymour Discovery Center as a pop-up exhibition by Jennifer Parker titled "Getting to Know Algae: Creating Artworks with Seaweed & Kelp”