Mara Haseltine | 5 min | France, USA & Chile | 2012
WORLD PREMIERE / ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
This short film, originally made for the Explorer’s Club for which the chronicles artist and environmentalist Mara G. Haseltine’s expedition aboard TARA OCEANS which she was on off the coast of Chile in February of 2011. TARA OCEANS is a schooner, which just completed a three-year journey around the world documenting plankton’s relationship to the planets atmosphere and climate change. The fast passed editing and “rock-u-mentary” style of the video is engaging while imparting heaps of scientific information and how the scientific process influenced the artist’s current work.
The artist Mara Haseltine will also give a brief talk and show some preview clips from her upcoming film “ La Boheme; Portrait of an Ocean in Peril”
Mara G. Haseltine‘s love of the natural sciences and form has been a constant theme throughout her work. Her work is figurative in that even her most abstract forms are in fact megascopic renditions of microscopic or sub microscopic images often gleaned from sequences of amino acids. In the past few years she has taken the leap to combine her art practice with scientific experiments and environmental restoration.
She received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Art History from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, and her master’s degree from The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, with a double degree in New Genres and Sculpture. She has exhibited and worked throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and at the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago in the Port of Spain, Trinidad. Currently a professor at The New School in NYC, she is a member the Sculptors Guild of NYC , the Explorer’s Club, Genspace Laboratory and the Global Coral Reef Alliance. Her work has been published in the Times, Le Metro, The Guardian, Architectural Record etc..She currently works out of Brooklyn, New York.This year she has been awarded an “Imagine Science Films Artist in Residency 2012-13”.