Movement and Environmental Awareness

iLAND photo by Bob Brain

In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to share an excerpt from iLAND artistic director Jennifer Monson’s opening remarks at last month’s iLAND Symposium:

“Both art and science are fundamentally creative fields where there is a strong desire to investigate the unknown. Often the only way we can develop our understanding of something is by making a creative leap that dislodges our assumptions of it. This is part of the nature of experimentation and innovation – to put things together in an unexpected alchemy.”

A perfect example of the experimental, interdisciplinary approach that Monson encourages comes from movement artist Karl Cronin’s Dry Earth and Earth Tattoo initiatives.  You can join Cronin at Fort Greene Park on several upcoming Saturdays for a Dry Earth experiential walking tour.  Plus, he’ll be speaking tonight at Brooklyn’s Chez Bushwick about the role of artists in raising awareness of human environmental impact.  This free event starts at 7 PM.

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