Webinar: Photographer Dornith Doherty Pictures the Future of Biodiversity
This Zoom webinar with photographer Dornith Doherty aired March 30, 2022, as part of the Unsettled Nature: Artist Event Series. Watch a recording in the player above.
Dornith Doherty is an artist whose work shows her concern with our stewardship of the natural environment. Her series, Archiving Eden, features photographs of seeds and seed banks to document the complex issues surrounding the role of science and human agency in preserving biodiversity in wild and agricultural species. In this video, she joins Scott Wing, co-curator of the Unsettled Nature exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History, to talk about why seeds can be poetic, how seed banks represent both optimism and pessimism, and what role art can play in educating people about climate change.
Unsettled Nature: Artist Event Series
What is "natural" in a world where the human imprint is everywhere? In the exhibition Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans, shown at the National Museum of Natural History from September 2021 to March 2022, contemporary artists challenged viewers to think about the changes we make to our planet. This series of conversations with them addresses the power of art to illuminate our relationship with the natural world.