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Ciurej, Barbara

Field notes : workshop 11.5.14 Chicago, Illinois / Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman.

Chicago : Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman Collaborative Projects, [2015]
Physical Description:
[24] pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4.C4482 F54 2015+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman Collaborative Projects
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"In developing the series 'Natural History', our photographic research led us through botanical taxonomy, intuition, chemistry, mythology, history, and personal narratives. This process of aggregating information inspired an examination of the nature of collecting knowledge. ... The Stella Collective exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, The Nature of a Collective, gave us an opportunity to explore these questions. In November 2014, we invited guests to a botanically themed workshop to observe plants, consider the process of regeneration, and response in quick, collaborative writing exercises. With the assistance of writer, Anja Notanja Seiger, participants elaborated upon forces found within the plant world and our connections to these forces. We framed the collective wisdom cultivated in these exercises with photographic images made in response to the workshop writing. These volumes are an exercise in regeneration - sowing seeds and watching how they grow -- connecting the many paths of how we come to know."--Page [5]
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- United States.
Nature photography.
Photography of plants.
Plants -- Pictorial works.
Women in natural history.
Lochman, Lindsay, book artist.
Seiger, Anja Notanja.
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (Chicago, Ill.)

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