Sara Black & Amber Ginsburg
November 17 - January 12, 2018
Sara Black (Chicago, IL)
Amber Ginsburg (Chicago, IL)
On View: November 17th, 2017- January 12th, 2018
Opening Reception: November 17th, 6PM - 9PM
in 7000 Marks, Sara Black & Amber Ginsburg have transformed a Sudden Oak Death-infected tanoak tree into 7,000 pencils. An outcome of global industrial trade, the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum (SOD) has traveled on lumber and nursery trees to the US. Trees infected with SOD are 'quarantined' until processed into lumber and kiln dried. This tightening of boundaries is a move toward conservation, but echoes a rising tide of nationalism, xenophobia and boundary reinforcement on a global scale. The work contrasts Joseph Bueys' utopian project, 7000 Oaks, by problematizing tenets of conservation through the lens of immigration.
SPACES is the inaugural Site for 7000 Marks, where 7,000 pencils made from diseased wood will be released into curated activity throughout the exhibition. Collaborating with local activists, scientists and artists, Black & Ginsburg will map our relationships to nature, adaptation, and survival
More about this project:
- CLOSED from October 14th - November 17th
- Ground Station - Cleveland
- VAULT (November 2017- January 2018)
- SPACES In Wonderland
This project is a part of the SPACES R&D Program.
The R&D (Research & Development) program invites artists, curators and other cultural producers to articulate their research and development of ideas and objects through a supported exhibition or project. These exhibitions and projects may be group, solo, or collaborative endeavors.