[ISEA2012] Artist talk: Grisha Coleman – ACTIONSTATION 2.5: THE DESERT

Artist Statement

A fusion of art installation, choreographed multi-media performance, and public engagement constructed for both live performance and participation – echo::system is a project that looks to mediate a connection between art and science. Each ‘action station’ creates a speculativefiction, a space to promote aesthetic and physical reflection on how and where we live. The project is a response to our current global environmental crisis caused by contemporary humans’ inability to reflect on our own impact to the natural world. Lead by artist Grisha Coleman with a collaborative team of ethnographers, performers, designers and technologists – the goal is to examine intersections of art, environmental sciences and technology; information and place; performance and public engagement through the practical realization of the work.

  • Grisha Coleman, Assoc Professor Arizona State University, USA