"Landscape Parables", Artist Talk by Susannah Sayler

The Picker Art Gallery and Longyear Museum of Anthropology present an artist talk by Susannah Sayler. Sayler will discuss her photography and video work focusing on, Their World is Not Our World (Sayler/Morris 2017), currently on view in the Picker’s current exhibition Landmarked: Selected Landscapes from the Permanent Collection. Set in a small nature park in the Netherlands, Their World is Not Our World explores the boundaries between wildness and control, the real and its representation. The film hovers between a documentary (much, but not all of it is true), a film essay and dramatic monologue. This artist talk will begin with a screening of Their World is Not Our World. Sayler will also discuss other projects including The Canary Project (www.canary-project.org) and her current work that considers water in California in terms of a broader historical lens of the American West.


Susannah Sayler and her collaborator, Edward Morris (Sayler/Morris) work with photography, video, writing, and installation. Of primary concern are contemporary efforts to develop ecological consciousness and the possibilities for art in support of social movements. In 2006 they co-founded The Canary Project, a studio that produces visual media and artworks that deepen public understanding of climate change and other ecological issues.  They have been awarded the David Brower Center’s Art/Act Award (2016), the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2014) the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (2009). Their work has been exhibited broadly in the United States and abroad at both science and art museums, including the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, etc. They are currently teaching in the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University, where they co-founded The Canary Lab.

Support for this event is generously provided by the Art and Art History Department.

Image: Still from Their World is Not Our World (2017). Courtesy of Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:30pm

Little Hall, Golden Auditorium


Arts, Global and international, Academics, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, University Studies

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