Start: February 22, 2023 6 p.m.
End: February 22, 2023 7 p.m.
Location: Art and Journalism Building, Room 225

Lindsey French
Atmospheres of Multi-species Signals

Plants release volatile compounds into the air: small broadcasts of airborne signals. In moments of stress, compounds known as “green leaf volatiles” (GLV’s) waft as warnings to nearby plants and insects, subtly detectable by the human nose. What if we were receptive to these notes of warning, these unseen signals all around us in the air? In this talk, I share examples from a body of artwork which engage radio broadcast, scent signaling, and other forms of interspecies encounter to consider the atmosphere as a shared space of multi-species and multi-sensory negotiation.