Justin Brice – We Are The Asteroid Artist Talk – Sept 19

WE ARE THE ASTEROID: Communicating the Urgency of the Ecological Crisis

Artist Talk 

Monday, September 19 at 5:30 pm | Old Masonic Hall | FREE  

As the French philosopher BRUNO LATOUR has noted, “the problem in understanding changes in climate — in the geographical, geological, social, and political senses — is one of language, of translating huge and often abstract databases and events for human comprehension.”  

In this fast-paced, highly stimulating lecture, New York artist Justin Brice will discuss how he attempts to make the incredibly abstract issues of climate change and the ecological crisis approachable and accessible to the general public in an effort to broadly raise public consciousness on these existential issues. 
Brice is a contemporary artist known for his large scale photographic, sculptural and installation based works that explore the relationship between humans and the natural world. Brice has frequently collaborated with scientists, philosophers, and journalists in order to forge a deeper understanding of the human impact on the planet. Notably, his work includes a series of missions he’s flown with NASA scientists, beginning in 2015, to document Greenland’s rapidly changing ice. His most recent body of work — text based and exhibited in public spaces — will be featured in his talk.