A unique upcoming event at UNC–Chapel Hill will explore a new twist in contemporary art. In “Metamorphs: Artists Spin Science, organized and moderated by UNC Distinguished Term Professor of Art elin o’Hara slavick, three “aesthetic game-changers” who are exploring the intersection of art and science will present their work, followed by a panel discussion with representatives from a range of practices at Duke University and UNC—art, medicine, science, and academics. CDS Writer in Residence Duncan Murrell will be a panel member.
Monday, April 2, 6–9 p.m.
Hyde Hall, Institute of Arts and Humanities, University Room
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The three artists include Brandon Ballengée, a biologist who creates artworks inspired by his fieldwork and lab research; Jane D. Marsching, who explores human impact on the environment with video installations, virtual landscapes, dynamic websites, and data visualizations; and Marina Zurkow, who makes media works about humans and their relationships to animals, plants, and the weather.
Art’s ability to tell a story via a combination of mediums lies at the heart of Murrell’s approach as the head of CDS’s Documentary Writing Program. “I think that’s essential as we move through the changes that are occurring in technology and the consumption of art,” he says. The award-winning writer is a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine and The Normal School and a consulting editor at Southern Cultures. This summer Murrell will be teaching a Master Class in Literary Journalism and Documentary Writing with former Harper’s Magazine editor-in-chief Roger Hodge. For more information about the course, click here.
The “Metamorphs” event is free and open to the public; click here for a searchable map of the UNC campus.
For more information, contact elin o’Hara slavick: 919-923-4550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTED: 03/28/12 9:43 AM
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