Media Art and Environmentalism

Today: looking at a few of the many media art/art projects with environmental themes. If you can get to any of these do so, documentation is never as rich as experience.

Judy Chicago Atmospheres

Judy Chicago Atmospheres

Atmospheres Judy Chicago – play til 4:45

  • 70s environmentalism
  • global warming, acid rain
  • context of vietnam war, chemicals used to defoliate, agent orange
  • Typically “Atmospheres” are interpreted with reference to Chicago’s feminism, more recently scholars have re-interpreted them with reference to environmental themes
Chris Jordan, Midway

Chris Jordan, Midway

Animals

Marina Debris, Trashion

Marina Debris, Trashion

Pollution/Land Fill/Ocean Waste