Interdisciplinary Conference


in Art & Science

26-28 November 2020, University of Applied Arts Vienna/Online

30. Mud Workshop
Session: ArtBox (Day 1)
Speakers: Nicole Clouston, Amy Youngs, Jenifer Wightman and Jennifer Zackin

In my ongoing practice-based research into microbial life I have been exploring bodily borders, responsible human/non-human collaboration, and our connection to a broader ecology. In my most recent project, I collaborated with microbes, mud, and bodies of water in Berlin to expose the vast array of life in soil and the ways we are connected by it. In a video and subsequent live workshop, I will discuss my work with mud and invite participants to create their own mud and microbe-based sculpture alongside artists also engaging concepts surrounding our environment and connections with non-humans: Amy Youngs, Jenifer Wightman, and Jennifer Zackin. 

This workshop is open to all participants and we welcome you to join us virtually on November 28th at 7:30pm-8:00 (CET) / 1:30pm – 2:00pm (EST).

To participate in the workshop, you will need to gather a few simple materials ahead of time: A sample of mud from somewhere meaningful to you (this could be soil with some added tap water), an egg, a small handful of newspaper or printer paper, a clear tall container (a mason jar, clear take out container, a glass cup, empty water bottle, etc.) the container needs to be able to hold water and be taller than it is wide, enough saran wrap or plastic to cover the top of the container, an elastic large enough to go around the container, a stir stick or something to help push the material into the container, and a work surface that can get muddy!

Nicole Clouston
Amy Youngs
Jenifer Wightman
Jennifer Zackin

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