June 22, 2010
Thurs, June 24 at 6 PM: Gallery Talk by MITSG's Sarah Hammond, & List Visual Arts Center's Mark Linga.
Join MIT Sea Grant Program educator, Sarah Hammond, and List Visual Arts Center educator, Mark Linga, for a gallery walk through tour of Tavares Strachan’s exhibition Orthostatic Tolerance: It Might Not Be Such a Bad Idea if I Never Went Home.
One of the works in the exhibition was created as the result of the artist’s residency and collaboration with the MIT Sea Grant College Program. At the start of his residency, Strachan identified MIT Sea Grant College Program as one of the programs and labs with which he was hoping to work.
He was specifically interested in exploring the idea of creating an invisible autonomous or remotely operated vehicle from blown glass. MIT Sea Grant director, Chrys Chryssostomidis, met with Strachan in June of 2009 and introduced him to the engineers at the MITSG Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Lab. Research engineer, Mike Soroka, took the lead on Strachan’s glass submersible project.
The result of this collaboration, the glass ROV, titled “Purplish Blue Light, 2010,” is now on view through July 11. Hammond and Linga will discuss this work and share their insights about other works that were created as the result of the artist's engagement with MIT.
This program is FREE and open to the general public.