Sea Level Rise: An Installation Workshop on Climate Change

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Lauren Ewing
Week 7: July 22 to July 27
ORIENTATION: July 22, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: July 23-27, 9am-Noon
Open to All

Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of Social Justice Week.

Sea level rise is the most critical aspect of climate change to coastal communities. This class will seek creative ways to demonstrate immersion, inundation, coastal erasure, melting, temperature rise, inland deserting, and sea level change. Demonstration, not depiction, will be our method. We will be using water, ice, heat, light, physical locations, measurements, markings, projections, performance, and any other responsive materials or technologies to make a visually powerful work of art that demonstrates the effects of global warming.


Lauren Ewing is a sculptor, installation artist and imagist. Her art addresses the vast construct of material culture in relation to memory, seeing and nature. She has shown in Germany; Denmark; London; Australia; PS#1; Castelli Graphics; The New Museum; Hirshhorn Museum; Diane Brown, Sonnabend, and John Weber Galleries in NYC and Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. Her work is in MoMA, the Metropolitan, San Diego Contemporary, Chase Manhattan Bank, and many other public and private collections.