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New Art Center presents: Artist Talk with Freedom Baird
January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm$25
Join us on Zoom for our winter Artist Talk Series featuring contemporary artists whose work examines climate and the environment.
There were blackberries on a hilltop, a skinny doe and her two fawns, a glossy ibis, and an octopus. There were also teens with a shotgun, bootleg baseball, missiles on a launch pad, and a children’s hospital on fire. These are among the memories, experiences and impressions gathered from more than seventy participants in the Shore Line Recall art project during the summer of 2018 on the Boston Harbor Islands. Interdisciplinary artist Freedom Baird brought a vintage field desk to nine islands and a boat, and placed it in the most vulnerable spot she could reach, at high tide. In those windswept places she talked with visitors, staff, and volunteers, gathering their stories and drawings to preserve and share in a book of the same name — Shore Line Recall: Boston Harbor Islands. She also documented the islands in photographs, a collection of which she curated into the book’s pages. As we continue to transform the planet, one way we can adapt is with a kind of future nostalgia–looking forward to a moment when we will look back and remember places that will someday be long gone.
In this presentation and discussion Baird will share her experience of the Shore Line Recall residency, project, and book.
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