In honor of Climate Week NYC, Sept 20-26, LMCC amplifies the work of our artists working with themes of climate and sustainability.
The Arts Center artists-in-residence Alchemyverse, duo Yixuan Shao & Bicheng Liang, are multidisciplinary artists who emphasize physical space, time, and the human experience through their work with raw nature and materials found in our local environments.
Yixuan Shao emphasizes the importance of listening and audio, creating installations that focus on sound, image, and writing in a physical space. She explores the duality of noise and silence through her medium of audio. Bicheng Liang, 梁必成, creates exhibits to trace time throughout nature and landscape. Using a variety of mediums, Bicheng works with large sculpture installations, photography, ceramics, and printmaking to explore the subtleties time presents throughout the natural world.
At LMCC, their studio will display and study collected materials to make collages, audio recordings and editing. Their creative processes will engage in performances featuring an amplified process of making hand-pull ceramics with rock molds, modulated with electronic signals.
The Arts Center artist-in-residence Roxane Revon is a multidisciplinary artist fascinated by the microcosm of hydroponic gardens. Her installations are made of reused transparent materials while she looks at plant root growth as a facet of natural resources. Revon's “Garden Memorial Project” aims to reuse some of the COVID plexiglass panes that have become more present in our daily lives due to the pandemic.
She reinvents the plexiglass panes into interactive sculptures destined to become memorials exhibited in indoor public places such as schools, parks, and hospitals.
Hallier's practice blends craft, digital technologies and traditional artistic techniques to reflect on the tensions and the connections between the natural and the virtual worlds. How do we fit in as humans? Process-oriented and time intensive, the techniques deployed are often repetitive, such as working frame by frame in the animation, coding or when using large numbers of beads or flower petals. The tight balance of control, between power and constraint, as well as personal ritualistic processes and systematization guide Hallier's practice.
In-between nature and culture, human-altered and symbolically potent, flowers in her work speak of the connection and disconnection with the natural world and with our own human nature, its carnal and finite qualities.