March 09, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PMUptown Campus
Join us to meet and learn more about current Rising: Climate in Crisis Residents Claire Alexandre and Andrina Turenne. Both artists will give a short presentation followed by a light dinner and refreshments outdoors. Registration and proof of vaccination required for those 5 and up.
While in residence, Claire Alexandre will create a series of mixed-media painted portraits of folks of color at the community forefront of New Orleans’ climate change adaptation actions. The six portraits will be symbolic of modern academic research paper paragraphs (introduction, hypothesis, methods, results, discussion and conclusion) as a way to criticize the rigid exclusivity of institutional research methodology and empower people whose existence within these frameworks has been reduced to data.
Andrina Turenne will use her residency to explore Indigenous and local perspectives on water, language and land through music, past and present, as it relates to climate and landscape. In doing research, exploring geographic and cultural throughlines, and speaking with people on the land, her goal is to produce recordings and performances of music and stories related to these themes, both collaboratively and independently.