June 25, 2020 | 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm Room: Delaware River Zoom
ABOUT THE SESSION
Jason J Ferguson uses humor, the uncanny, and an absurdist voice to create public interventions, performances, and sculptural objects. The conceptual basis for his work is the misuse of processes from disciplines outside of the arts to generate new forms that would not have been discovered had protocol been followed. For example, he has studied with a pathophysiologist and worked on human cadavers, then applied postmortem examination to inanimate domestic objects; used geological sampling to extract a one-foot diameter core from a four-story building to study the accumulation of materials and memories; and worked with dairy farmers in the northern province of Drenthe to create site-specific installations using live cattle in the Netherlands. This event will include a brief presentation about his process followed by a tour of recent experiments in his studio.