Lan Tuazon will present her current project, Future Fossils which is based on the 2014 New York Times announcement of the new geological category of plastic rocks called plastiglomerates. Tuazon will discuss Chakrabarty’s Climate History and propose artistic production aligned with our ecological present. Tuazon makes art with materials that have a past and educates artists to create work within the circular economy with five techniques of material invention. This lecture will discuss source, resource, and design of Appropriate Technologist’s of the 1970’s – all to arrive at the question of what artistic practice can look like if artist produced work that dispensed with the notion of nature as a standing supply.
Cranbrook Academy of Art’s 2023-24 Public Lecture Series is free and open to the public in the deSalle Auditorium. Please enter through the Cranbrook Academy of Art Library entrance, Cranbrook Art Museum will be closed.

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