curious, thoughtful, artist
SESSION: Wednesday, October 21, 1:45
In complicated times, we often lose a sense of groundedness. Almost ironically, groundedness is exactly what is needed as we sift through oceans of information every day—information that tells us who we are as individuals and as a species.
Awe-inspiring experiences clear the clutter and recalibrate our relationship to the universe, giving us a better perspective, making way for clarity of mind, and bringing about a more confident sense of purpose.
ABOUT SAMUEL STUBBLEFIELD:
Known for a collaborative, anti-disciplinary approach, Samuel Stubblefield merges unusual materials and situations such as plants, boats, computer vision, earthquakes, the internet, jellyfish, real-time data from nature, miles of bungee cord, mixed-reality technology, urban conditions, projected video, oceans, robotics, natural landscapes, and software algorithms.
Stubblefield’s collaborative workshop uses fine art as a platform for pursuing widely valuable curiosities and related technologies. The work often facilitates a participatory exchange between modern society and broader nature. “Much of this work is about finding the edge of our ability to perceive. If we are successful, we suddenly have a relationship with a phenomenon that was previously inaccessible.”
Accustomed to creating works for an international audience, Stubblefield has created art and “situations” around the globe with organizations such as Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Centre Pompidou, The Chicago Architecture Biennial, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Domaine de Boisbuchet, The European Cultural Centre in Venice, Italy, Google, Google X, and NASA. Stubblefield has been a featured speaker at SXSW and has been written up in publications such as Art in America, Fast Company, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, and WIRED Magazine. Stubblefield has exhibited amongst established artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Tuttle, Yoko Ono, Keith Sonnier, Carl Andre, and Marina Abramović.