Tuesday, July 27th
(in conjunction with the SEA Exhibit entitled ECOAESTHETIC)
$5 suggested donation. Cash Bar.
EXIT ART, 475 10th Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets), NYC
James Sherry is the author of 10 books of poetry and criticism. His work on Environmental Poetics, both prose and poetry, is widely published in magazines and websites. He is the editor of Roof Books and founder of the Segue Foundation. He lives in New York City.
James Sherry will read the essay, "Climate Change and Poetry" and the poem "Passive Voice: Forcing Amaryllis."
Following the reading, The Canary Project, the photographer Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris, whose work is featured in ECOAESTHETIC, will respond to the reading. There will be time for the audience to ask questions and get involved in the discussion. Please plan to hang out in the bar following the formal presentation.
Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris work with photography, video, writing and installation. Of primary concern are contemporary efforts to develop ecological consciousness and the possibilities for art within a social activist praxis. In 2006 they co-founded The Canary Project - a collaborative that produces visual media and artworks that deepen public understanding of climate change (www.canary-project.org). Works from The Canary Project have shown in diverse venues, including: art museums such as The Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver and the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY); science museums such as the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL); universities; public art projects; magazines; city halls; etc. In 2008-2009 Sayler and Morris were Loeb Fellows at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. They are currently teaching in the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University.