On March 12, 2016, ICA Miami welcomed installation artist and ecological artist Eve Laramée to ICA Seminars. Laramée presented Science Fiction or Fiction Science, envisioned as a participatory and interventionist seminar examining the correlations between visual art, performance art and the sciences. Through shifting consciousness and questioning authorship/authority, the aesthetics and ethics surrounding environmental and ecological issues—such as climate change, and radioactive waste—are explored in relation to contemporary art practice. Participants were encouraged to engage in art-and-science collaborations, ecological performance art events and social sculptures. The intended outcome was to create alternative strategies and thought-provoking ephemeral works addressing serious environmental problems. By sharing innovations, art and science collaborations can energize action to initiate positive social change and promote awareness of environmental and health issues by directly involving communities, extending ways in which cultures imagine, create and understand.
Sat, Mar 12, 20162:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Eve-Andrée Laramée is an installation artist and ecological artist working at the confluence of art and science. She has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including, amongst other institutions, the Venice Biennale, Mass MOCA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Her work is included in the collections of the MacArthur Foundation, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University. Laramée is currently a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at Pace University in New York City, where she is also the Director of the Dyson College Center for the Arts, Society and Ecology.