Jill Lanza (InterArts Book + Paper MFA 2008) will unveil her new work Hybrid at the Center for Green Technology in the Garfield Park neighborhood during Chicago Artists Month. Her site-specific work, which she worked on during her CBPA residency this past summer, reconnects with the phenomena of the physical world by creating an installation that combines technology and nature. The installation is comprised of wires; handmade, plant-based fiber paper; and knitting to mimic vines and native local plants. Lanza’s carefully connected fibers and wires will wind around each other from the corners and edges of the educational resource center’s second floor balcony walls, providing a visualization of nature and technology connections sorely needed in today’s world.
The installation runs from Tuesday, October 16, 2012 to Saturday, January 5, 2013. In addition to an artist’s reception on Oct. 26 at 6:00 p.m., Lanza will also be speaking about her work at the Green Tech U Seminar Thinking Hybrid, which will be held Saturday, November 3, at 10:00 a.m. The seminar will provide an opportunity to connect directly with the artist as she presents research, ideas, short video clips, and leads a roundtable discussion around this topic. A survey of researchers, artists, and scientists will be presented to better understand how this topic is already being addressed, and Lanza will connect her work, process, and ideas, and its relation to the discussion.
The installation and seminar will be held at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 N. Sacramento Blvd., in Chicago. For more information on the artist and her work, click here.
For more information on CBPA summer residency opportunities, click here.