By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR
The Berwick Research Institute has announced their artists-in-research for 2007. Each AIR artist will work with the Berwick on a project that will developed during their residency. Notable past AIR artists include Kelly Sherman, Morgan Schwartz, Liz Nofziger,Pam Larson, Veronique D'Entremont, Kirsten Forkert, The Busycle, and many more.
From the Berwick's announcement, here are the new AIR artists:
April-June: Jon Taylor is interested in exploring clothing as an adaptive interface to the outside world. His work is a witty commentary on social norms, and especially those of blind consumerism. Taylor often creates characters who he outfits with clothing or structures that are an augmentation of the body and blend aspects of fashion, packaging and architecture. He then documents the character in situations that parody real events, highlighting and exaggerating the oddities of human behavior. At the Berwick he will be working towards a performance of a character he will create during his residency.
July-August: Maura Jasper wonders how the elderly experience our world of rapid change. Uncomfortable with these changes herself, she began to notice that in our culture of technology and youth, the elderly are often invisible, or barely present. Using technology and weather as her focus points, Jasper will use her Berwick residency to further develop "Weather You Remember", an online collection of weather reports delivered by senior citizens, as they recall and comment on the weather of their homes. This portraiture project attempts to capture and preserve moments and memories of a world we may or may not still inhabit.
September-November: Matthew Shanley wants us to get our hands dirty in the numbers! He will use his Berwick residency to develop "Our Knowledge Mashups", a tool for organizing and displaying data that combines numerical information from different sources and create an elegant visual display of the results. What relationships are hidden in numbers? Shanley believes there are many and that exploratory combinations of previously unmixed fields allow for the possibility to be inspired.
Congrats to the new group of AIR artists.
All images are courtesy of the artists and The Berwick Research Institute.