Polar Opposites? Artistic and Scientific Knowledge: A conversation with Artist Jane Marsching and Geochemist Matthew Evans

March 19, 2014

Using their respective explorations of the earth’s poles, Marsching and Evans will share their research, methodologies, and outcomes to elucidate the similarities and the differences between an artist’s and a scientist’s quest for knowledge.

Artist, Jane D. Marsching explores our past, present and future human impact on the environment through interdisciplinary and collaborative research-based practices.  Her project “Arctic Listening Post” explores climate change and sustainability through a multiplicity of voices that combine various materials such as film, photography, web-based production, and writing components.

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Geology Matthew Evans is working on a NASA-funded study of the connections between recent ice sheet melt, sea ice decline and enhanced ocean biological productivity on the coast of Antarctica. With Wheaton students, he is searching for a historical precedent for the rapid changes that are occurring in Antarctica, Greenland, and elsewhere.

Join us for a dynamic conversation between these two distinguished professionals, whose work involves data collection, visual translation, writing, interpretation, and so much more.

This panel will be introduced and moderated by fellows from the Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts  5pm

Sponsored by the Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities, the Beard & Weil Galleries and the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artist Program