Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7 pm
For the past few weeks AIRIE Fellow Alice Raymond has been working on an experimental mapping project, experiencing visitors’ perspectives on the Everglades National Park. In this artist talk she’ll share reflections on this project and her time at AIRIE.
Alice has been busy meeting rangers, scientists, and friends exploring the park with them to get their perspective. With a focus on human actions made through the park, she aims to get a global or outside sense of the use of the park, using her own view to put in balance others’ perspectives. Alice is interested in questioning the sense of wildness and landscape, looking at its evolution through decades and projects, pointing the permanent changes. She uses the vocabulary of maps as an example of the distortion between reality, perception and representation.
Following Alice’s talk we’ll share more information about the residency and the application process for 2014.
About Alice Raymond
Alice Raymond was born in Paris, partly raised in Germany, has worked and lived in France, Sweden, then Miami since August 2009. She attended the Master programs in Art at University of Visual Arts in Bordeaux, and in Science of Language at the University of Grenoble, France. Her work, based on social and cultural research, has been shown in cultural and educative venues in Europe and in USA, as the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Budapest (Hungary), the Harper College Gallery in Palatine (IL), the collective Projektraum Kunst in Potsdam (Germany), the Miami-Dade Public Library, the Alliance Française Gallery in Miami, the Castle of Châlus in France. She received a European Grant for the German Art Residency Art Aspects. Focused on socio-cultural issues, she started her photography series about urbanism and space occupancy.
Alice exhibited at DV in 2012 with an installation called The Unit.
South Florida is home to the only subtropical wilderness area in the country, Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is the only program bringing artists to the Everglades. Since 2001, AIRIE has brought over 100 artists, composers, writers and dancers to Everglades National Park for month-long residencies. AIRIE Fellows have the unique opportunity to get to know the ecology of the Everglades by being immersed in it, and then share their perspective through creative public programs.
About Dimensions Variable
Interested in advancing artistic discourse in Miami, Dimensions Variable has been providing a forum for contemporary art since 2009. National and international artists are invited to exhibit and discuss their work along side locally based artists in their exhibition space in the new Downtown Arthouse building in Downtown Miami. Dimensions Variable is a Knight Arts Challenge Grant recipient from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Dimensions Variable is run by Adler Guerrier, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova and Frances Trombly.