OPTICS>Vital Art Project, an Environmental Art Exhibition and Symposium,presents an existential approach to Environmentalism. The multidimensional interrelated Exhibit and Symposium put forward by influential creatives as an alternative to stereotypical presentations gives rise to an inquiry on relationships between nature, human, and technology, between space and place, in philosophical and practical terms.
Centering on the concept of Popup events, the temporary transformation of 1322 Washington Ave. into an innovative exhibition space has enabled
environmental considerations to be reconciled by both artist and symposium speaker. The contributors show a passion for details of the real world in their search of authentic synergy between activist content and environment concepts, and for familiar things that link intellectual abstraction to the place in which we live.
Pamela Callahan, Erik R. Peterson, Mimi Peterson, I. Carmen Quintana, Gina Lee Robbins, Alix Anne Shaw, John Walté.
– Jim Chambers, The Art and Science of Deep Green Retrofits, Innovation and the Imperative of Transforming Existing Building Stock
– Ed Miller – Social Forces: Where You Lay Your Head, The Build Environment
– Gina Lee Robbins – Wild Fertility: Harvesting the Waste Stream to Craft the Feminine
– John Zehren – Digital Process in Art