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Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All Ages

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Saturday, October 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Christa Donner and Andrew Yang, Artists (and both teach at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Bubbler Room
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Terra Incognita Art Series

Terra Incognita Art Series and Bubbler at Madison Public Library co-present: Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All Ages, a workshop with visiting artists Christa Donner and Andrew Yang. Christa Donner and Andrew Yang are transdisciplinary artists who work both separately and together. Yang works across the interweaving of the naturalcultural. Donner’s studio practice moves between material & social exchange linking the human/animal body to the world we inhabit. Donner and Yang have created projects for BankArt NYK in Yokohama, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Gallery 400 in Chicago, SPACES in Cleveland, and Tue Greenfort's The Worldly House at dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany. Both teach at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Join us (and bring your family and friends) for this hands-on experience exploring unexpected connections between the things in your everyday life and our world - natural, artificial, cultural, and imaginable. Participants of all ages will work together to explore the ecological webs that connect through our lives. Through open-ended prompts, participants will collaboratively devise stories from a blend of drawing, collage, and game playing to spark inter-generational conversation and ecological thinking. In this time of environmental complexity, we need new ways of telling stories that connect us to each other and to our futures, pasts, and present environment. This playful approach to ecological narratives involves the complex, non-linear, and indeterminate. Let’s make art together to invent new relations and new ways of learning!