Thursday, 22 March 2018,
17:30 to 20:00
You are invited to the launch night of
Lecture 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Reception 6.30pm - 8.00pm
The university is delighted to present Nature Studies and welcomes Calafornia artists Kim Anno to Suffolk to talk about her work. Kim is a painter, photographer, book artist and filmmaker/video artist whose work has been exhibited by museums nationally and internationally. The evening will begin with a lecture about her most recent projects and will be followed by a drinks reception and viewing of the exhibition in the Waterfront Gallery where Kim presents new works.
These works are part of a feverish search to find the iconic moments and reimagined tipping points for the human footprint on the natural world. In selecting the source material of steel engravings, I see how we sought solace, science, and romantic illusions in our quest for understanding nature. As a curious artist, I gauged my own complicity, my own desire as I looked to the images of animals and glorious landscape. These form a forward, a kind of prelude to what has come to be known as the Anthropocene era. One is at a loss to point to any single event, but perhaps it is like pages from some history book floating wholly from the sky, resulting from some catastrophic fire. Aside from any sense of reason, some things burn, some things don't.