Bergren Forum - Alexa HorochowskiThis Fall the Bergren Forum will continue for its 51st year, but this a reduced schedule. There will be a forum every two weeks, and all presentations will be online via Zoom. A Zoom invitation to each forum can be obtained during the week it is scheduled by emailing Marilyn Saxton. The forums will take place at the usual time on Thursdays from 12:10 to 1:00. They will also be recorded and made available on the Bergren Forum YouTube Channel.
Speaker: Alexa Horochowski, Prof. of Fine Arts at Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota and was Visiting Prof. of Sculpture at AU in 2019-20
Topic: Material Investigations in the Anthropocene
Date: November 12th
"Chance encounters with various materials, natural or man-made, often provide a starting point for my work in sculpture and video. Attentive to the ramifications of climate change, I aspire to question the sustainability of a consumer society that exacerbates inequality and degrades the environment. Through this lens, human-kind and its impact on the earth can be viewed as yet natural force, creating and unleashing materials and substances that are moved around the globe by the jet stream, ocean currents or even industrial systems heedless of how we might define a landscape as urban or rural, developed or undeveloped."