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Fusion Culture: Transportable Living and the Landscape

Lecture: Sarah FitzSimons
February 22, 2008 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
Location: FA 102

Reception: Sarah FitzSimons
February 22, 2008 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Location: SoFA Gallery

Fusion Culture: Transportable Living and the Landscape will explore ideas about environmental change related to global warming and inventions created by visual artists in response to these changes. With increased access to the Internet and media though a variety of outlets, people often lack a sense of ownership or belonging to a specific place, landscape or environment. This has diminished traditional connections to the land, creating a new relationship to our sense of place. Because we are no longer connected to our immediate environment, we have lost our ability to measure our effect on the world and the ways that we affect the global environment.

Sarah FitzSimons is an artist whose work combines sculpture, outdoor installation, photography and video. She collaborates with oceans, deserts, rivers, and mountain ranges, exploring collisions of the physical and metaphoric.