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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Jane D. Marsching

Saturday, November 07, 2015 @ 9:15am, COMM 101

Jane D. Marsching

Interdisciplinary artist, Jane D. Marsching explores our past, present and future human impact on the environment through interdisciplinary and collaborative research-based practices. Projects have been sited in museums and galleries as well as weather observatories, public parks, city streets, radio waves, and the internet. She has worked with scientists, educators, kite builders, meteorologists, architects, and musicians, among others.
Recent exhibitions include: Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland; Tierra des Explorades, Buenos Aires; the ICA Boston; MassMoCA; North Carolina Museum of Art; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA; and Sonoma Museum of Art, CA.

She has received grants from Creative Capital, LEF Foundation, Artadia, Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Artists Resource Trust.

She coedited a book of essays by 12 authors entitled Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change, and the Poles, with Andrea Polli, published in 2012 by Intellect. With Mark Alice Durant in 2005, she curated The Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal, at The Center for Art and Visual Culture, Baltimore, MD; a catalog of the exhibition was published in June 2006 with essays by Marsching, Durant, Marina Warner and Lynne Tillman.

She is a cofounder and member of Platform2: Art and Activism (2009-2012), an experimental forum about creative practices at the intersection of social issues. Recent Platform2 events include: Brown Fields Bear Food: An Urban Forage through Backyards, City Parks, and Brownfields, and Wearable Gardens: Designing Wearable Devices for At-risk Plant Migration. (www.platform2.info) Currently she and Andi Sutton are working together with many others as part of Plotform on projects that activate engagement in our local communities.

At Massachusetts College of Art and Design she is Associate Professor and Sustainability Fellow, and is working to create an interdisciplinary concentration in Sustainability.

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