An installation and CD release by Nicholas Bauch
August 22 - 26
On view 5 - 8 p.m. August 22, 23, 25, 26
On view 4:30 - 6 p.m. August 24
Fresh water reserves continue to decline in America's arid west. Meanwhile, Minnesota has one of the densest populations of fresh water bodies in the world. Engineers and politicians have long imagined a feat to connect these regions, to balance the reserve. In Limno Loqui ("lake speak"), Nicholas Bauch plays a waterphone instrument loaded with hand-gathered Minnesota lake water to listen to what the lakes have to say about this proposition.
About Nicholas Bauch
I am a conceptual artist driven by ideas emergent from cultural and urban geography. Specifically, I create systems that ignite my own ways of being in and with landscapes, drawing attention to the built form of human activity (economy, for example), or animacies that are felt, but just out of sight. At the core of my artistic life is re-mediation, which, as I am using it, is when an expression of something becomes expressed in a different medium. My art involves the challenges and joys of designing ephemeral activities, then collecting their residues to share with others in a way that inspires new pathways of thinking for all involved. One characteristic of re-mediation is that it is always incomplete; it is never meant to capture the entirety of the system I make for myself. In my art I use instruments as tools for being with landscapes. I hold an M.F.A. in Visual Art from the University of Minnesota (2021), and a Ph.D. in Geography from U.C.L.A. (2010). www.geographystudio.org