Overview of COVID-19 origin and effects on general quality of life
Began in China and rapidly spread
Ok here is my slightly more written out draft. I'm still haven't written the transitions, but the bulk of the research is in there. I haven't attached the images, but their links are there.
Keeping History from Repeating Itself- What Can We Learn from Previous Pandemics?
Essential to the studies of both science and art is the topic of emergence - patterns emerge, and order emerges from the chaos inherent in the largeness of unfiltered data. The primary topic that has been discussed in the first part of class is the responses to the COVID-19 novel pandemic, ranging from ruminations on activism, bio-art and ethics, xenophobia, therapy, food, coping, zoonotic viruses, atmospheric conditions, and food hoarding.
Although it has been more than a month since I attended the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on May 2nd, it has most certainly not been far from my mind. I know it has become customary for me to always mention how our class sessions/events have boggled my thinking, but, absolutely nothing compares to this event… more specifically, Bill Fontana’s work.
This past week we got a chance to listen Maru Garcia and listen to her talk on the contamination in East Los Angeles and how so many people were not aware of the dangerous toxins that are present near us. Of the 10,000 properties in East LA that include school and residential areas , only 700 have been treated for lead contamination.
I wasn’t able to attend class last week because I was out of town. But from the images I’ve seen and how my classmates have described the project, Maura’s Vacuoles Exhibition seems really interesting and intelligent. Environmental pollution is a major issue in industrial areas like LA.
Maura- Lead Contamination
Last week in class we got the chance to look at some of the MFA students' final projects. Maru Garcia gave us a presentation of her project.
"Vacuoles" by Maru Garcia
I was not able to participate in last week’s class, but from the blogs of peer students in this class I got to know that Maru talked about her project exhibited in the DMA Final Exhibition “An Unreal Unity”.
Maru's "Vacuoles" was truly eye-opening. I have never before been so moved by an art piece. What made her exhibit all the more compelling was the story behind the art and how she went about creating her work. The lead contamination from battery plants right here in LA is an issue I was completely unaware was even a possibility.