ArtNow! with Rachel Frank
Thursday, May 10
MOCA Tucson artist-in-residence Rachel Frank merges the disciplines of sculpture, video, and performance. Drawing from environmental theory, political activism, and research into natural history, Frank makes large-scale masks and sculptural objects that interact with site-specific landscapes either through Rewilding performances that seek to engage with the landscapes’ memory and restore past ecosystems, or with video works concerned with natural history, extinction, and loss. For this talk, Frank will discuss the evolution of her environmentally-based work and introduce the focus of her residency at MOCA, a project based on the Sonoran Pronghorn that examines the intersection of wildlife, wildlife corridors, borders, and drought in the borderlands region of the Southern Arizona Sonoran Desert.
ArtNow! gives you the opportunity to engage with wildly disparate practices collectively known as “the art of our time” during this playful lecture series. All lectures are FREE for MOCA members, non-members $10. Admission includes light snacks and refreshments.