Earth Evidence: Yale Norfolk School of Art Lecture

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Susan Schuppli’s art and scholarship introduces a concept, she calls “material witness…an exploration of the role of matter as both registering external events as well as exposing the practices and procedures that enable such matter to bear witness.” Material witnesses are the structures and substances in the built environment, that provide traces of complex interactions and circumstantial evidence that can be decoded and reassembled back into a narrative of actual events.

Schuppli’s talk will focus on the luminescent and spectral colors of her photographs which capture the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the ways in which certain contaminated or polluted environments function as proto-photographic systems.

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Battell House


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