DEEP TIME LAB

2018 - ONGOING

 

Deep Time Lab is an experiment in how we situate ourselves within time. The Lab merges the forms of exhibition, pedagogy, and archive, orienting participants to Earth’s new geologic epoch, the Anthropocene. Deep Time Lab seeks new connections between past, present, and potential futures, by exploring time as a language, a measure, an art medium, a social context, a scientific principle, a spiritual space, and a cultural expression. The Lab allows for evolution and cross-pollination between ongoing inquiries and varied responses. Designed and facilitated by Nina Elder, the Lab is a platform for interdisciplinary activity and is adaptable to various academic and non-academic contexts.

What is deep time? When are you?

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO ART MUSEUM, ALBUQUERQUE

JANUARY - MAY 2019

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COLLABORATING COURSES:

  • What Worlds May Come: Studies for the Future 

  • Legacy of the Renegade

  • History and Culture of Northern New Mexico

  • Creative Expression in Repressive Times 

  • Computational Ecologies 

  • Living Architectures 

  • BioArt+Design

  • Integrative Ecology & Social Transformation

  • Contemporary Architectural Theory

  • Graduate Architecture Design Studio

 
 

SOLASTALGIC ARCHIVE 2018 -

Solastalgia is the premonition of transition, a sense of loss from an anticipated future. It is the feeling of homesickness before leaving home. The Solastalgic Archive holds materials that contextualize and give breadth to the experience of living and making in this time of accelerated change. The Archive contains ephemera of memory, creation, forgetting, destruction, preciousness and transience from a wide range of contributors. Learn more.

 

There Must Be Other Names for the RiveR 2019

is a multimedia composition created by Marisa Demarco, Dylan McLaughlin, and Jessica Zeglin. The score is based on the Rio Grande’s historic flow data and its possible  futures. Performed in Deep Time Lab, and then again acapella at the Rio Grande, six singers physically and spatially embody this river. The composition, performance, and installation scrutinizes how human decisions have affected the river with aims to communicate directly with this desert lifeline.

 

UNM BIODESIGN CHALLENGE 2019

Deep Time Lab hosted UNM student projects as they were prototyped and juried for the international BioDesign Challenge. The Challenge encourages top university students to envision how cells, microbes, and other living things can remake the products and processes of our made world. A team of UNM students participated in the final challenge at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design with their project, BioShield, a self defense product that uses chemosignals from human tears.

LITHIC RECORD 2019 -

Emerging from Deep Time Lab, The LITHIC RECORD is an ongoing collaborative project by nicholas b. jacobsen and Nina Elder in which the voices of disrupted geology emerge through interviews, visual and audio documents, and multisensory installation. Forthcoming as a chapter in “Ventriloquism and Contemporary Art,” jacobsen and Elder excerpt interviews into creative transcriptions accompanied by visual translation of geologic truths.

 
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