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Waste works: new Artist in Residence

06/29/2015 - One ton of recycled plastic boards pose as surrogate books, filling library shelves – this is just one example of Dan Peterman’s works. The Chicago-based art professor from the University of Illinois is this summer’s Artist in Residence at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK). With long-term commitment to the socially oriented and environmentally conscious art, he has widely exhibited in the United States and internationally. Now he’s seeking the exchange with climate scientists, from Antarctica experts to energy economists. On 30 June, he will give a talk at the Kunstraum, Schiffbauergasse Potsdam.
Waste works: new Artist in Residence

Dan Peterman, Archive (one ton), 2012 - multicolored post-consumer reprocessed plastic units (detail)

Peterman will provide some background into his working methods, materials, and processes, but will primarily discuss the role of post-consumer plastics – a common but problematic material with complex historical, aesthetic and ecological characteristics – in several of his ongoing projects. The talk will be translated into German. The Artist in Residence program is jointly hosted by the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the city of Potsdam, and PIK.


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