May 15 – September 22, 2019
355 Pod Space
Opening Receptions: Friday, June 14 and September 13, 7 – 9 PM
Artist/designer/architect Cy Keener and landscape architect Justine Holzman will visualize data collected daily via satellite from specially designed buoys deployed in the Arctic Ocean to measure ice thickness and color. Set in a seventy-foot public window on a major thoroughfare with traffic volumes of over 60,000 cars per day, the 120-day interdisciplinary installation will span from peak ice thickness, through to little or no ice, chronicling the presence and absence of this precarious natural phenomena at a critical moment of environmental change.
About the artists:
Cy Keener is an interdisciplinary artist who uses environmental sensing and kinetic sculpture to record and represent environmental phenomena. He is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Emerging Technology at the University of Maryland’s Department of Art. Recent work includes installations that visualize rain, wind and ocean waves. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Stanford University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Cy has completed commissioned installations at Stanford University, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas. Over the past year, he has presented his work at ISEA in Durban South Africa, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., as well as The Nature Conservancy and The National Arts Club in New York. Cykeener.com
Justine Holzman is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Toronto, member of the Dredge Research Collaborative, and research affiliate of the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab. Holzman is co-author of Responsive Landscapes, case studies and essays framing a comprehensive view of interactive or responsive projects and their relationship to landscape or environmental space. Paleosol.com
The 355 Pod Space is supported through a partnership between Federal Realty Investment Trust and VisArts.