112th: Katie Holten on "About Trees"
Please join us on Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm for a panel discussion on About Trees, with author Katie Holten. She will be joined in discussion by Amy Harmon and Aengus Woods.
About Trees is an artist book by Katie Holten. It’s a book about trees written in trees. Holten created a Tree Alphabet and made a new typeface called Trees. This timely, poignant and urgent publication considers our relationship with language, landscape, and perception in the Anthropocene. The book includes contributions from Jorge Luis Borges, Andrea Bowers, Inger Christensen, William Corwin, Charles Darwin, Nicole Davi, Tacita Dean, Amy Franceschini, Charles Gaines, James Gleick, Fritz Haeg, Amy Harmon, Natalie Jeremijenko, Eduardo Kohn, Elizabeth Kolbert, Irene Kopelman, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ada Lovelace, Robert Macfarlane, E.J. McAdams, Pedro Reyes, Robert Sullivan, Rachel Sussman, Nicola Twilley, Gaia Vince, Aengus Woods, Andrea Zittel and others.
Katie Holten is a visual artist based in New York. She represented Ireland at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and was commissioned by the city of New York to create Tree Museum (2009), a public artwork celebrating the centennial of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, NY. She has had solo museum exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art (2012); Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, (2010); The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2009); Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (2008) and Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2007).
Amy Harmon is a national correspondent for the Times, covering the impact of science and technology on American life. She has won two Pulitzer Prizes, one in 2008 for her series, “The DNA Age,” the other as part of a team for the series “How Race is Lived in America,” in 2001. She received aGuggenheim Fellowship in science writing in 2013.
Aengus Woods is co-editor of Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey. He is completing a PhD in philosophy at the New School for Social Research, in New York