Monday, April 6, 2009

Artist's Talk: Iain Kerr

Art emerges from small sources of inspiration. Proust had his madeleine cookies. Nietzsche had Wagner's opera. Artist Iain Kerr has a bunch of seagulls in Cleveland.

OK, it goes a lot deeper than that. There's paleontology, fossil excavations, Inuit history, global warming, cat harnessing experiments, Darwin and the philosophy of time. It is, you might say, dense.

Kerr is an associate professor of interdisciplinary studio and theory at the Maine College of Art, who came to speak at the University of Maine Wednesday evening. He began by describing a recent installation piece, "Deep Time, Rapid Time," forged in collaboration with the artist collective Spurse.

To continue, click to see the rest of this article at The Maine Campus.

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