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Textile Arts LA Presents practiceLAB with Nathalie Miebach
May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
On Wednesday, May 5th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, join Textile Arts Los Angeles for the next iteration of practiceLAB with Nathalie Miebach -artist, environmental commentator, educator, collaborator, woman of many hats!
practiceLAB is a series of conversations exploring the nature of practice. We invite artists, curators, designers, authors, and creatives to present their work, their relationship to the work, and sometimes to engage our hands in small acts of creativity, too.
My work focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations. Using the methodologies and processes of both disciplines, I translate scientific data related to ecology, climate change and meteorology into three-dimensional structures. My method of translation is principally that of weaving – in particular basket weaving – as it provides me with a simple yet highly effective grid through which to interpret data in three-dimensional space. Central to this work is my desire to explore the role visual aesthetics play in the translation and understanding of scientific information. By utilizing artistic processes and everyday materials, I am questioning and expanding the traditional boundaries through which science data has been visually translated (ex: graphs, diagrams), while at the same time provoking expectations of what kind of visual vocabulary is considered to be in the domain of ‘science’ or ‘art’.