October 6, 2022 9AM–1PM
October 9, 2022 2–3PM
Rensselaer iEAR graduate student and interdisciplinary artist Jude Abu Zaineh is in residence at EMPAC to design and install a moving-image installation that asks:
What kind of planetary space would a microbiome occupy?
What does digestive memory feel like?
What would our ancestral foods that we digest tell us from beyond?
How do we experience interspecies relationships between human-microorganisms?
The installation consists of moving-image artworks and large-scale textiles that originate from Abu Zaineh’s site-specific installation at the Ontario Science Centre in collaboration with MOCA Toronto (2018–19). In this original installation Abu Zaineh derived pattern and images from a traditional Palestinian meal, maqlouba, which the artist documented growing, decaying, and changing in petri dishes; an aesthetic metaphor for the pace and experience of inter-generational cultural inheritance.
Dates + Tickets
The installation will be open to the public for a work-in-progress sharing
Thursday, October 6 9AM-1PM
Sunday, October 9 2-3PM.
The generous support for this Work-in-Progress is provided by:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
Ontario Science Centre
Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto
BAT LAB Center for Biotechnology
INCUBATOR Art Lab