Terry Berlier: Constructed Histories
Terry Berlier investigates the evolution of human interaction with the natural world, queerness, and ecologies. This results in sculptures that are kinetic and sound based, and multi-media installations. She emphasizes the essential roles played by history, cultural memories, and environmental conditions in the creation of our identities. Using humor, she provides tools for recovering and reanimating our faltering connections with self, queerness, nature, and society. Interweaving movement, sound, and interaction as a metaphor for both harmonious and dissonant interactions, Berlier acts as an archaeologist excavating material objects. Her lecture will present an overview of work challenging our understanding of progress and revealing how history is constructed within a cultural landscape.
Terry Berlier is an interdisciplinary artist and Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Stanford University. She received her BFA from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1994 and her MFA from the University of California, Davis in 2003.
TUESDAY NIGHT LECTURE SERIES | An acclaimed weekly lecture series brings in artists, designers, and critical theorists from around the world, broadening the students’ experiential base and complementing local offerings. All lectures and exhibitions are open to the general public free of charge. Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be held in the Art Building, Room #133, from 5-6pm.
Date(s) - February 12, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm