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Christine Baeumler, 12/31/12

Christine Baeumler is a faculty member of the University of Minnesota Department of Art.  In this interview, she talks about her formation as an artist, about how as a child in an urban setting she’d spend time in nearby vacant lots, imagining herself to be in wilderness.  This imagination of nature, of human impact on nature, has been central to her artistic practice.  She talks about her interest in the intersections of art and science, and the way that interest has informed her practice.  The interview explores her work as an artist in the community–she talks about work in East Palo Alto, in the Bruce Vento Nature Preserve, and as the artist-in-residence for two watershed districts in St. Paul.  At the end of the interview, she talks about a course she is teaching in spring 2013 with two colleagues, Kristine Miller and Valentine Cadieux, called “Slow Art and the Green City.”


This talk is also available as an audio download (.mp3 – 28.2 MB) or as a video podcast (.m4v – 159.1 MB).

In this interview, Peter Shea refers to an “epochal” conversation he had with Andrew Light, and Christine Baeumler refers to a collaborative project she is doing with the geographer Valentine Cadieux.

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