Feral Landscapes: Ecosystems in a Concrete JungleWebcasts & Online
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 5 – 6pm EDT
For years, interdisciplinary artist Ellie Irons has explored the indomitability of plants. In a concrete-laden corner of Brooklyn, she has been making watercolor paint from the weedy plants that thrive in the city, and has also used photography to document what she terms the “feral landscapes” they inhabit, tracing the ongoing cycles of growth, maintenance, decay, and development that characterize these urban green spaces.
In a conversation with co-founder and executive director of Capital Nature, Stella Tarnay, moderated by co-curator of the Unsettled Nature exhibition, Scott Wing, Irons will provide an overview of her Feral Landscape Typologies project, exploring how urban ecology and so-called “vacant” space intertwine to create vibrant, dynamic habitats in dense city settings.
This program is part of a series of conversations with artists featured in Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans. Learn more about the series and the exhibition here.
This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.
Image credit/Caption: Photo from Triangular Corner Lot (Broadway and Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 5/4/2015–5/29/2016) by Ellie Irons, which depicts side-by-side views of urban micro-landscapes over time, emphasizing the ebb and flow of natural and human modifications. (Ellie Irons)
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Natural History Museum