IU professor's Horror Vacui exhibition on display at Iowa State University College of Design
October 8, 2013
This exhibition is a "work in progress" from Horror Vacui (Nature abhors a vacuum. What do we make of its plenitude?): Project for Westbrook Artist Site (WAS). Horror Vacui seeks to respond to this question in both of its senses.
How do we conceptualize what we find in WAS pond—in relation to the history of the WAS site, post-industrial landscapes, species migration, cultural lore and sensory experience? And, what do we make in material terms in order to fully conceptualize what we find and, in response, to act appropriately, ethically, ecologically, as designers and artists and as human animals?
Kevin Lair's current exhibition (Horror Vacui) at Iowa State University's College of Design is based on the themes in the workshops he's teaching this fall.