Here are my talks coming up:
Fresno Art Museum
September 24, 2022, lecture and luncheon for Council of 100
California Urban Forests Conference: Lead with Trees
Rancho Mirage, CA, September 29-30, 2022. Check website for Abeles presentation and complete schedule https://caufc.org/
MOCA, Los Angeles
Dirty Topic: Environmental Justice in L.A. Art, a panel for the program, Art for Earth’s Sake November 20, 2022. The 2022 series, which presents artists, activists, and scholars committed to critical ecological issues, is made possible by Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund. Museum of Contemporary Art
Abeles will also give talks at CSU San Marcos on Oct 19, 2022 and at University of Redlands on Oct 24, 2020. Send an email if you live nearby and want to attend.
Women and Water (1 minute=6 hours)
2 video monitors embedded in a drawings and images of water photographed by Abeles during her travels
On the left is the video playing as real time, and on the right, is the same footage scaled to represent 1 minute slowed to 6 hours, the time it takes for these courageous women to carry the water on foot.
The earth is reliant on clean water, and we cannot live without it. In some parts of the world, women spend as much as six hours a day carrying water to their communities.
Abeles’ artwork contains video footage presented as a comparative pair. On the left is the video playing as real time, and on the right, is the same footage scaled to represent 1 minute slowed to 6 hours, the time it takes for these courageous women to carry the water on foot.
A large-scale video wall version of this artwork was originally created in 2012 for the exhibition (re-)cycles of Paradise curated by the international curatorial group ARTPORT_making waves. This was shown at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in cooperation with swissnex San Francisco. The larger installation contains 20 pairs of videos, all pertaining to water use.
The 2017 version is currently on view at Red Hen Press in Pasadena, CA in a show curated by Rachel X Hobreigh.