In the Interest of Time
an installation by Smudge Studio
Art Talk at The MAC! February 13 from 6:30-7:30pm
Investigating and documenting instances of convergence between humans and the land, Smudge Studio offers a reconsidered, holistic relationship of human/land interactions within a geologic time scale. Displaying photos and videos, as well as a geo-architectural field guide to New York City, the installation at the Brazos Gallery provides a consideration of “deep time” through several projects, such as Below the Line, mapping lake beds from the Pleistocene that now hold suburban tract housing, and Worlds to Come, visiting several nuclear testing sites in America.
Recently Smudge Studio received a “2012 Architecture, Design and Planning Grant” from NYSCA and their geo-architectural field guide to New York City, Geologic City, was funded in part by a grant from Brooklyn Arts Council and displayed in Mapping the Surface at Central Booking, NYC. Exhibiting nationally and published in The New York Times, Smudge Studio has also given presentations in Oslo, Norway, Madrid, Spain, Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Los Angeles, and Ann Arbor, Michigan.