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Artist Salon with Tia-Simone Gardner
February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
You are cordially invited to meet A Studio in the Woods’ newest resident artist, Tia-Simone Gardner. Tia-Simone has been awarded one of five Adaptations Residencies at A Studio in the Woods this season. These residencies invite artists to examine how climate driven adaptations – large and small, historic and contemporary, cultural and scientific – are shaping our future.
This is a potluck, we will provide the main dish but ask that everyone pitch in a little something – drinks, salad, appetizer, dessert…
About the Work – While in residence, Tia-Simone Gardner will begin a new project, Reading the River, Yemaya and Oshun, which uses the Mississippi River, as a space to understand mobility, stasis, and change over time. Using remote controlled video cameras and live-stream technology she proposes to create a seven channel video installation that documents seven sites along the Mississippi River, chosen because of their relationship to the social, racial, and geographic formation of the United States. Working with faculty, students and community members from New Orleans, she will use her time at A Studio in the Woods to do archival research, conduct reading and writing groups that will produce the text for the video installation and to hold a community design workshop to prototype the floating modules that will capture footage of the River.
About the Artist – Tia-Simone is a mixed media artist working in methods of appropriation and installation. She investigates place-based knowledge through personal and collective experiences of space and time. Tia is interested in psychological relationships to locations and the idea of home. She has held residencies in the Netherlands, Sweden and Woodstock, NY and will add New Orleans to that list during her residency. She holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.