Sedimental: What Moves Us?
Join us for the third installment of our 75th Anniversary Lecture Series, Sightlines, with award-winning artist and researcher, Nina Elder, as she begins her Artist Residency at NBS. Nina’s lecture will detail her scientific and artistic methods, as well as her site-specific project, Sedimental, an experimental, multi-media exploration of coastal sand formation and erosion processes as they relate to human resilience.
Nina Elder’s residency will close with a free, participatory art installation on Third Beach on Saturday, April 6th. We highly encourage attendance at both the lecture and the installation, to experience and participate in the full breadth of Nina’s work on campus.
Nina Elder’s lecture is made possible in part through funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. Nina Elder’s lecture is FREE to all attendees. Registration is required.
New Mexico-based artist and researcher Nina Elder creates projects that reveal humanity’s dependence on, and interruption of, the natural world. With a focus on changing cultures and ecologies, Nina advocates for collaboration between institutions, artists, scientists, and diverse communities. Nina is also co-founder of the Wheelhouse Institute, a women’s climate leadership initiative.