Imagine Our Parks is a project by Krista Caballero and Trudi Lynn Smith. To mark the 27th year since the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC canceled Robert Mapplethorpe’s show, “The Perfect Moment” (June 13, 1989), and to mark the just over one-year anniversary of Wyoming Senate Bill 12, which helped criminalize citizen science (March 10, 2015), Imagine Our Parks (IOP) is a call to action that addresses the complexities of “public funding for the arts” and “public lands.”
Mapping Meaning brings together artists, scientists and scholars for a five-day experimental workshop. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, this biennial gathering provides a forum for women to explore questions of mental, social and environmental ecology.
Research indicates we are living through the “Sixth Extinction” where loss of species and biodiversity is occurring at an alarming rate. Birding the Future explores these issues and current extinction rates while specifically focusing on the warning abilities of birds. An outdoor sound installation is paired with a stereoscopic image walk as participants are guided through a walk of extinction.