March 19: Pop art, marine science, giant collaborative circles, etc.

 Our doggie dérive was in the newspaper!

Our doggie dérive was in the newspaper!

 We also found a printed magazine with the article about CURE.

We also found a printed magazine with the article about CURE.

On March 6th, I did a summary assignment with the ARH 102 class. All 200 of us did a phenomenological experiment with 400 pieces of clothing. We made a circle with the clothes without first establishing a plan of action, the circle came together organically which reminded me of a story my friend Adele told me. Apparently, one of her former students says, "A circle is the most democratic shape." We also talked about Lee Mingwei's Fabric of Memory project, and we learned about one my first "socially-engaged art projects" called "Clothes that spark joy." The whole experience was chaotic, a little embarrassing, and really fun.

Ant Farm/Art Fam had its second opening of the year. This show was organized by James Tooker, and it featured a lot of excellent artists interested in pop art. There was evening a projected slide show, plus a great round of artist talks.

Today we had an awesome photo shoot at the School of Marine Science and Technology. Lots of scientists and researchers lent us objects they use in their practices, and we photographed them while practicing our studio lighting skills! Tomorrow we're heading out with a science team on a survey of Buzzards Bay! Can't wait to see the final installation of photographs come together in the building.