Innovating Ecological Art: The Green Man by David Galenson
Uriburu’s Coloration of the Grand Canal in Venice. Image courtesy of Nicolás García Uriburu.
Early in the morning of June 19, 1968, on the eve of the Venice Biennale, a young Argentine artist named Nicolás García Uriburu stunned the art world by dyeing the Grand Canal bright green to protest its pollution. He was arrested by the police, but was released when he demonstrated that the fluorescein he had used was not toxic.
Klaus Biesenbach, of MoMA PS1, “it wasn’t until Hurricane Sandy flooded New York galleries that the art world became aware of the environment. Better late than never. But the rest of the art world has some catching up to do — the Green Man has been making innovative environmental art for 45 years.
Real the whole article here: David Galenson, Huffington Post
China Blue is an award winning international artist whose current work focuses on the brain. Brainwaves of individuals, sensed through her customized EEG software, control the light and sound of an interactive sculpture and also dynamically create personal mind produced drawings. Over the past two decades she has created sound art works that focus on researching and developing data sonification. This has lead to discovering the hidden acoustics imbedded in the iron of the Eiffel Tower, submerged in Venice’s water or encased in NASA’s Vertical Gun chamber. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of The Engine Institute.
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