With Freedom Baird

March 30 • 4–6pm

anthroplunder   verb  repurposing of human detritus by the animal  Coined by Nicholas Noyes, April 27, 2016, New York, NY Photo by Jen Poole

anthroplunder
verb
repurposing of human detritus by the animal

Coined by Nicholas Noyes, April 27, 2016, New York, NY
Photo by Jen Poole

 
 

About the Event

Come socialize and infiltrate language by creating new words and imagery to show that humans are a part of nature, not separate from it. Cambridge-based artist Freedom Baird will briefly introduce the Human Nature Dictionary and talk about about the origins of the human/nature divide. Then we’ll sit around snacking and cooking up new words and images. No previous word-coining experience required. Art supplies will be provided. Non-English contributions to the dictionary are welcome! As are non-alphabet-based symbolic entries.

This is an inclusive, experimental, poetic project to reclaim the creation of language in order to reshape culture. Feel free to invite people. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

Some examples of words participants have created include: absentshaping, florapportunist, other air, and snowfelled, as well as frondlebath and terramour.

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About the Artist

As a sculptor and installation artist, Freedom Baird draws from her interdisciplinary background in the performing, visual, and media arts. Originally from New York City, she received an MS in media arts and sciences from MIT’s Media Lab, and an MFA in sculpture/installation from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Baird’s work is centered around the intersection of humans and nature as agents, objects, and constructs, and often involves outdoor installation and participation by visitors.

Her recent exhibitions include the Biennial Exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, ME, Grounds for Play at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA, and Art on the Trails, an outdoor sculpture exhibition at the Catskill Interpretive Center, Mt. Tremper, NY. Baird is a member of the Studios Without Walls sculpture collaborative, and was an artist in residence on the Boston Harbor Islands during the summer of 2018. She frequently presents about her work, has co-juried multiple exhibitions, and has received grants and commissions including those from the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and the City of Brookline’s Department of Parks and Open Space. Baird lives in Cambridge, MA in a household that includes teens, a dog, and a grapevine.

Check out Freedom Baird’s website

Take a look at her CV


 

Event details

March 30th, 2019 • 4pm–6PM

Lincoln Arts Project
289 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453