What is Level 2: Lichen Lab? In our first episode, listeners get a tour of the ‘lab’, including the artists, academics, and ideas involved.
Featured in this episode:
Islandic artist who opened the episode with her reading of Lichen names.
Artist who lead the workshop tea-leaf reading of future disasters.
Artist working on the fish kite project with high school students.
Merrell-Ann S. Phare
Environmental lawyer specializing in water and land rights and collaborates with Ed Pien.
PhD student, curator, and editor, researching issues with art galleries understanding audiences.
Feminist geographer, who looks at urban change, marginalized communities, and social justice.
Referenced in this episode:
Philosopher, Alva Noë presents his theory of why humans make art and its role in shaping society through ‘level 2’ activities (part of the inspiration for the name of the lab).
Made up of researchers from all over the world who collectively study scientific, ecological, and commercial connections involving matsutake mushrooms.
A past collaboration of interdisciplinary researchers at the University of Lethbridge. The connections made in this project are a big part of the formation of Level 2: Lichen lab.
Through collage and stop-motion animated video, Jennifer Wanner explores “how both art historical constructs and scientific objective means of observing the natural world have shaped our western concept of nature.”