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Ecological Artists Netwton and Helen Harrison Share Work at Upcoming Colloquium

November 12, 2013
Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Environmental and Ecological Artists

Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison will share their work that addresses the accelerating transaction between aspects of the Global Warming phenomenon and their interaction with the many ecosystems that are under stress or in actual turbulence from over-demand by human activity as part of the Art-Rendezvous-Science colloquia series.

The talk is open to the public and begins at noon on Nov. 14 in the the Arts and Technology Conference Room, ATC 2.807.

The work envisions a counter to the reduction of production and consumption due to market contraction and turbulence that mirrors the shrinking productivity and wellbeing of the world ocean and many other overstressed planetary sub-systems.

The Harrison’s Force Majeure work is designed to make clear that subcontinents and countries that inhabit them are not equipped conceptually, legally, or structurally to meet a future shaped by such a force.

About Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison

Among the leading pioneers of the eco-art movement, the collaborative team of Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison (often referred to simply as “the Harrisons”) have worked for almost 40 years with biologists, ecologists, architects, urban planners and other artists to initiate collaborative dialogues to uncover ideas and solutions which support biodiversity and community development.

The Harrison’s concept of art embraces a breathtaking range of disciplines. They are historians, diplomats, ecologists, investigators, emissaries and art activists. Their work involves proposing solutions and involves not only public discussion, but extensive mapping and documentation of these proposals in an art context.

Past projects have focused on watershed restoration, urban renewal, agriculture and forestry issues among others. The Harrisons’ visionary projects have often led to changes in governmental policy and have expanded dialogue around previously unexplored issues leading to practical implementations throughout the United States and Europe.

A limited number of box lunches will be available.

The ATEC/EMAC Colloquium Committee welcomes suggestions for speakers visiting the metroplex or from the metroplex. Please send your suggestions to one of the Colloquium Committee Members: Professors Roger Malina and Mihai Nadin; co-chairs: Paul Fishwick, Mona Kasra and Bonnie Pitman.
Ecological Artists Netwton and Helen Harrison Share Work at Upcoming Colloquium