Installation: (conifer forest) prone to collapse


PRONE TO COLLAPSE, a video installation by  Ellen McMahon and  Beth Weinstein has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition at the ASU NIGHT GALLERY as part of the Balance/Unbalance 2015 Conference at Arizona State University.

The video by Ellen McMahon and her student Travis Boswell animates hemispherical photography gathered through research conducted by Dr. David D. Breshears and his team from the UA School of Natural Resources and the Environment that documents the die-off of forests in our region. Beth Weinstein created the environment in which the public will experience the video. The Opening Reception event is Thursday March 26th from 6:00 – 9:00pm and the exhibition will be open from March 19-28.

To discuss the research that informs this creative work Ellen McMahon will chair a panel, “On Tree Mortality through the Lens of Art and Science,” at the Balance/Unbalance 2015 Conference with Beth Weinstein, Dr. David D. Breshears of the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Design Professor Karen Zimmermann (UA, School of Art). The panel will be held on Saturday March 28th, 10:30 – 12:00, in Stauffer B125, 950 S. Forest Mall Tempe, AZ 85281.

The project is partially funded by the University of Arizona’s Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, School of Art and College of Fine Arts, and the School of Architecture.

ASU Night Gallery: Tuesday–Sunday, 6–9 p.m. (closed Monday)