KIMBERLY COOPER GIEGERICH : ECOPOIESIS AND THE GOLDILOX ARCHIVE
On view as part of 2019 MFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS
March 3 - April 5, 2019
The Art Gallery
Special Events (events are free and open to the public)
Sunday, March 3
2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Gallery walkthrough
3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Joint opening reception with Weston Teruya: Expansion (land.water.sky)
Friday, March 15
1:45-3:15 p.m., Thesis defense
Ecopoiesis and the Goldilox Archive is a series of large format digital prints
focused on the themes of habitability and home. This project examines humanity’s
anxiety ridden relationships with the environments of Earth and Mars. Cooper
Giegerich’s creation of the Goldilox Archive is influenced by the science fiction genre,
prompted by rapid climate change on Earth together with our increased interest in
colonizing Mars. The Goldilox Archive is a reference to the goldilocks zone, a term used
in astronomy and astrobiology which identifies the habitable zone around a star.
Cooper Giegerich compiled the Goldilox Archive after uncovering images
composed by the fictional artificial intelligent program called Ecopoiesis. The work
utilizes appropriated scientific-based imagery mined from the archives of NASA.
Ecopoiesis’ compositions include images of aerial terrain enveloped in velvety darkness
accompanied by a cryptic typeface. Through digital manipulation and erasure,
Ecopoiesis has arranged the appropriated aerial images of Earth and Mars into
improbable landscapes. These composite images produce fictitious chaotic spaces that
reveal the similarities and differences in the environments we inhabit on Earth and the
environments we wish to inhabit on Mars. Ecopoiesis and the Goldilox Archive is a
loose cautionary narrative contemplating humanity’s fixation on our ability to maintain
control over hospitable and inhospitable spaces.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s Department of Art + Art History and College of Arts + Humanities; Student Activity & Program Fee Board, UHM; and supported by Waikiki Parc Hotel – Hospitality Sponsor for the Arts at UH Mānoa.
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