August 1st, from 6-9PM
The oil and gas industry is funding the arts, but does the money come from endangering our coast and climate? Come hang out with Healthy Gulf and learn how to research oil companies’ impact to our environment. We’ll be working on a project mapping sites of fossil fuel extraction and researching permits that are out of compliance with Louisiana regulations.
At this event, we’ll be volunteering our time by entering data into spreadsheets while holding conversations about how to engage with environmental issues as artists. Attendees should bring a laptop*. Refreshments will be served!
Image by Ana Hernandez
Altering Internal Landscapes: In pursuit of unearthing bodies of Energy is a series that is the result of my research into areas of human rights abuses that stem from the practices and production of the oil and gas industry; specifically, their exploration of select geographic locations and the subsequent extraction of the resources “discovered” within these particular geological formations. This series is a visual representation of ecological trauma, it aims to highlight the dissection and destruction of a physical and psychological landscape, whose vulnerable and shifting body print can be traced and mapped by the scars of injury left on the environment and all who inhabit it.
*If you plan to attend, but don’t have access to a laptop, email email@example.com