The Weather Variations

Exhibitions
  1. Build Me A Platform
    20’x13’x1’, 2017
    Wood, paper, fiber, data
    Image by: Jean-Michael Seminaro. Courtesy of the Artist
  2. The Burden of Every Drop
    17’x10’x2’, 2018
    Wood, Paper, Rope, Data
    Image courtesy of the artist
  3. The Burden of Every Drop (Detail)
    17’x10’x2’, 2018
    Wood, Paper, Rope, Data
    Image courtesy of the artist
  4. The Burden of Every Drop Score
    16”x20”, 2018
    Watercolor
    Image courtesy of the artist
  5. The Ride
    22”x22”x32”(h), 2015
    Weather data, fiber rush, paper, yarn, wood, foam
    Image courtesy of the artist

Nathalie Miebach explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures, musical scores, and installations. Using both digital technologies and traditional crafts, Miebach examines how these two approaches can be used to give a more nuanced expression and understanding of information.

“Weather is an amalgam of systems that is inherently invisible to most of us, so I use sculpture and music to make it, not just visible, but also tactile and audible.” Nathalie Miebach

With “The Weather Variations, Connecting Data, Sculpture, and Music,” the Denison Museum hosts semester long exhibition of work by Artist Nathalie Miebach, from Jan. 25 through May 18. In addition, Denison will host Miebach for a week-long residence on campus (March 4-8). Miebach will offer an artist talk with a musical performance by Ethel, on Tuesday, March 5th, at 8 p.m. as part of Denison’s TUTTI festival of the arts. Miebach also will visit numerous classes across the disciplines.

As humans we share many experiences, most of us have felt rain, heard thunder, or experienced a sunny day. As individuals, we each interpret, share, and communicate this information differently.

What are the ways we see information across campus? As we think about how we teach, in our classrooms, and within our departments, how do you share this information? In what ways does this information rely upon its discipline?

These are just a few of the questions we hope to explore with this exhibition, starting in the gallery walls, but also in hallways, classrooms, and concerts across campus.

Hosted by the Data Analytics Program, Denison Museum, and the Sustainability Office.

Posted Date 
Thursday, January 17, 2019

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