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Artist, alumna to deliver "Give me shelter" lecture

Artist and MIT alumna Lauren Bon will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8, in Bartos Theatre. Her talk — titled "Metabolic Studio" and part of the Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) Lecture Series "Give Me Shelter: Second Skin for Extreme Environments?" — will examine one day in the life of her four-year-old filmmaking project, “Silver and Water.”

These two resources — silver and water, mined out of the Owens Valley — are the materials that constitute film itself. Bon will discuss how this project has galvanized the community surrounding the scars of these mining processes and become a catalyst for community engagement in the future of this critical region.

Lauren Bon is an artist living in Los Angeles and London. Her solo exhibitions include Strawberry Flag (2010), a revisionist view of the American Flag at the West Los Angeles VA Hospital; Bees and Meat (2007), ACE Gallery; Not a Cornfield, a 32-acre living sculpture on a plot of land between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles (2005); and Project Room: Hand Held Objects, Santa Monica Museum of Art (2003). Ms. Bon is a director of the Annenberg Foundation and the Metabolic Studio.

For more information call 617-253-5229 or e-mail act@mit.edu.

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