Terra Incognita Art Series: Artists Exploring our New Ecological Epoch

This artist-led workshop and event series showcases a range of expressions that explore the relationships between humans and the world they inhabit. Our mission is twofold: 

  1.  through the arts and humanities, to investigate environmental issues honoring the experiences, aesthetics, and struggles embedded in these topics, and
  2. bring people together with diverse, but interconnected, interests and identities. 

As we face a new epoch of environmental complexity, we need to encourage multidisciplinarity, a broader approach to environmental studies and the arts, and supportive learning communities.

To join our mailing list, send a message to terra.incognita.art@gmail.com

Over the semester, Terra Incognita is working on several cross-disciplinary projects, including becoming-Botanicals (http://becoming-botanicals.com/submissions/), Displaced Horizons, and Garden for a Changing Climate. We are meeting regularly to discuss research-creation and the role of art in the academic forms of knowledge production. We are also working together to support the development of works-in-progress. If you are interested in coming to our workshops and meetings, please send us an email! 

2018-19 Series

October 27 - Displaced Horizons. Gallery 7, 7th Floor Room 7240, George L. Mosse Humanities Building, 455 North Park Street. Exhibition @ 6:30pm-9pm. Musical Performance @ 7:00pm.

2017-18 Series

October 7 Christa Donner & Andrew Yang: Ecological Storytelling: Imaginative Experiments for All AgesBubbler @ Madison Public Library–1:00-3:00pm 

November 3 Nestle: Bird SongsFredric March Play Circle Memorial Union–7:00pm

November 30 Nina Elder: An Artistic Approach to Non-Linear ResearchAn Artistic Approach to Non-Linear Research. 8411 Sewell Social Science–12:30-2:00pm

February 21 - Sarah J. Stankey: The Traces and Trails of Camp. Art Lofts Gallery–6:00-8:00pm.

     Science Hall: 550 N. Park Street 2/26-3/16
     Bradley Memorial: 1225 Linden Dr. 2/27-5/8
     Education Building: 100 Bascom Mall 2/6-5/8

March 7 Sky Hopinka: Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium. Conrad A. Elvehjem Building Rm. L160–5:00-6:15.

March 16 Dylan Miner: Artist/Author Meet & Greet Potluck. 6:00-8:00.

April 25 Alejandro Meitin (Ala Plástica): Art Department Visiting Artist Colloquium. Conrad A. Elvehjem Building Rm. L160–5:00-6:15.   

April 26 – Alejandro Meitin (Ala Plástica): Lectura. 4:00pm. 6104 Social Sciences.

May 11 Dylan McLaughlin: CausesLines Performance. Arts + Literature Laboratory–7:00. 

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